Thursday, February 26, 2015
Jeb Bush and Rick Perry illegal immigration comments
While reading news on Jeb Bush, I came across a video from April 2014 in which he said that when immigrants come to America to create a better life for their family, "it’s not a felony” but "an act of love” (about 2 minutes in). This is similar to Rick Perry’s “I don’t think you have a heart” comment we heard in class. Just as Perry likely lost some of his Republican base for expressing such views on illegal immigration, Bush’s comments and position on illegal immigration could lose him some Republican support and give his 2016 Republican opponents a platform to criticize him.