While speaking to reporters during a campaign stop in Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday, Jeb Bush weighed in on the latest school shooting to take place in the United States, this time in Oregon, just a day before.
“We’re in a difficult time in our country and I don’t think more government is necessarily the answer to this,” Bush said. “I think we need to reconnect ourselves with everybody else. It’s very sad to see. But I resist the notion, and I had this challenge as governor—look, stuff happens. There’s always a crisis. The impulse is always to do something and it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”
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When asked by a reporter if he stood by the “stuff happens” part of his quote, Bush did not back down:
The astonishingly callous summation of Thursday’s deadly rampage that killed 10 people and injured seven others was buffered by Bush’s criticism against renewed calls for gun control.