Jeb Bush blasted Republican senators running for president during an interview with the New Hampshire Union-Leader's editors. Bush portrayed himself as the "most conservative" candidate in the 2016 race in comparison to the U.S. senators, and sought to distinguish himself on foreign policy.
The former Florida governor said he thinks it "might make sense" for the president to go back to Congress for authorization and popular support for the United States' fight against Islamic terrorism because the threats facing the U.S. have changed since Sept. 11, 2001.
"Ted Cruz said something to the effect of 'I don't want to be the, I don't want to provide the Air Force power for ISIS,' basically that was his argument," Bush said. "Rubio said we don't have an interest in the subject. He's changed his views now on this and said that he didn't do it because he didn't think Obama would be serious about, once granted that force, to be serious about using it. And Paul I think has been consistently against, which I admire his principle-centered kind of view on this, but I think he's wrong."
Bush made the case that he was uniquely capable of becoming commander in chief because of his executive experience as governor of the state of Florida.