At a Tuesday organizing event in Colorado, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hammered Jeb Bush for his policies on women’s health and immigration. While the media has focused heavily on the Donald Trump candidacy as of late, Hillary Clinton still seems razor focused on sharpening her attacks against Jeb Bush. The Clinton campaign may still regard Bush as the favorite to win the GOP nomination, despite Trump’s current standing at the top of the GOP polls.
In Colorado, Clinton reiterated some of her most pointed criticisms against Jeb Bush, hitting him hard on key issues like women’s health and immigration. Hillary Clinton vigorously defended Planned Parenthood, stating:
Jeb Bush said he is not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues. Now, he has got no problem giving billions of dollars away to super wealthy and powerful corporations, but I guess women’s health just isn’t a priority for him.
This really isn’t complicated. When you attack Planned Parenthood, you attack women’s health, and when you attack women’s health, you attack America’s health.
I have been, as many of you have, fighting for women and children and families for my entire life. I am really tired of the double-speak. I am tired of women being shamed and blamed and dismissed.
In addition, to slamming Bush’s indifference to women’s health, Clinton also leveled criticism against him for his inhumane stance on immigration. Taking a dig at Bush’s euphemistically named “Right to Rise” PAC, Clinton stated:
I don’t know how anyone can say they believe in a ‘Right to Rise’ and then push policies that leave behind millions of hardworking people and families, and even expose them to deportation. That is not the America we believe in and has been a home for immigrants across our history.
Hillary Clinton has been sharpening her attacks on Bush with issues that matter to a lot of swing state voters. Immigration policy and women’s health policy are significant areas where Jeb Bush’s ideas are both morally indefensible and politically unpopular. Hillary Clinton is wise to continue hammering Bush on these issues, because if she continues to do so, the Right to Rise PAC will take a fall along with their candidate, Jeb Bush.
Keith Brekhus is a progressive American who currently resides in Red Lodge, Montana. He is co-host for the Liberal Fix radio show. He holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri. In 2002, he ran for Congress as a Green Party candidate in the state of Missouri. In 2014, he worked as a field organizer for Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick’s successful re-election bid in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. He can be followed on Twitter @keithbrekhus or on Facebook.