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Jeb Bush: Hillary and I agree on importance of civic engagement



Jeb Bush has taken heat from some on the right for agreeing to present an award tomorrow to Hillary Clinton for her work in public service. But he tells the Buzz that while he disagrees with Clinton "on many issues, we certainly agree on the importance of civic engagement."

Bush, who is chairman of the National Constitutional Center, is presenting the award in Philadelphia.

"The National Constitution Center is recognizing Secretary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal for her lifelong career in public service, especially her ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of women and girls around the globe," he said in a statement. "While Secretary Clinton and I disagree on many issues, we certainly agree on the importance of civic engagement. The Board looks forward to the Center’s annual celebration of the vision of freedom, responsibility and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution.”

Critics says Clinton doesn't deserve the award, pointing to the controversy over the attacks on the consulate in Benghazi. Clinton in her remarks tomorrow is expected to address the situation in Syria.

[Last modified: Monday, September 9, 2013 4:01pm]


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