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Jeb Bush: I got 'cut off' in debate with Marco Rubio



Jeb Bush said he was “cut off” by debate moderators last week as Marco Rubio expertly defended against charges he isn’t doing his job in Washington. Bush also claimed to have never seen his campaign memo portraying Rubio as a risky bet with potential problems in his background.

“That debate was a really weird debate just because you didn't get a chance to continue on,” Bush said on Meet the Press. “I literally got cut off by all three of them saying, ‘Next question, next question.’

"The basic point with Marco isn't that he's not a good person or he's not a gifted politician; everybody can see that. It's that I have proven leadership skills. I got to be governor of a state and accomplish big things. And in this era of gridlock, it's really hard to break through, and I think he's given up. And I think that's the wrong thing to do.  This is about public service, about solving problems."

More from the interview below.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 1, 2015 12:31pm]


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