The super PAC supporting Republican candidate Jeb Bush is up to big things, releasing negative ads targeting other party members, like Marco Rubio, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Ohio Governor John Kasich, says CNN Politics.
Marco Rubio was the main target, though
Flodida Senator Marco Rubio, one of the candidates with real chances of surpassing Donald Trump, was being criticized for missing Senate votes and national security briefings. The ad will run in Iowa over the next two weeks, as Jeb Bush‘s campaign is hoping to blunt any momentum Rubio could pick up in the upcoming Iowa caucuses, says the same source.
Marco Rubio has apparently missed a briefing scheduled right after the terrorist attacks from Paris, while during the same day as the San Bernardino attacks, he was at a fundraising. Still, his team argued that he was actually attending a separate classified Intelligence Committee session instead of going to the briefing.
“Jeb Bush‘s team dishonestly omits that Marco is on the Senate’s Intelligence Committee, where he attended the highest level briefings on the Paris attacks,” spokesman Alex Conant said in response to the new ad.
“No other candidate for president has received more classified Intelligence briefings or better understands the threats facing our nation today than Marco. It’s sad to see Jeb’s ‘joyful’ campaign reduced to such intellectual dishonesty,” he added.
Is Jeb Bush holding grudges?
It seems that one of the reasons behind the attacks started by Jeb Bush goes all the way back to October, when, during a debate, he tried to confront Marco Rubio about missing votes, but his attempt totally backfired.
“The only reason why you’re doing it now is because we’re running for the same position, and someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you,” Rubio said, receiving applause from the audience.