Jeb Bush had a rough time on CNN this Sunday when asked by host Jake Tapper how he can say Hillary Clinton is responsible for the Benghazi terror attacks while absolving his brother of any responsibility for 9/11.
“My brother responded to a crisis and united the country, he organized our country and he kept us safe, and there’s no denying that,” Jeb said. And the great majority of Americans believe that. And I don’t know why he keeps bringing this up.”
Tapper then asked if Bush’s loyalty to his brother “might be in some ways a political or policy liability blinding you to mistakes he made.”
“It’s what you do after that matters,” Jen replied. “Does anybody actually blame my brother for the attacks on 9/11? If they do, they’re totally marginalized in our society. It’s what he did afterwards that mattered, and I’m proud of him. And so are a bunch of other people.”
“Obviously al Qaeda was responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9/11,” Tapper acknowledged. “But how do you respond to critics who ask if your brother and his administration bear no responsibility at all, how do you then make the jump that President Obama and Secretary Clinton are responsible for what happened at Benghazi?”
Clearly caught off guard, Jeb stammered out a response.
“Well, I — the question on Benghazi, which we will now finally get the truth to, is was the place secure? They had a responsibility at the Department of State to have proper security,” he said.
Watch the entire exchange below, via Raw Story:
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