Jeb Bush is always facing nagging questions about the Bush family’s political legacy. Now he’s got another: John Roberts.
With conservatives up in arms over Roberts’ role in preserving Obamacare, Jeb Bush suddenly finds himself called to answer for the chief justice appointed by his brother, George W. Bush. And not just Roberts — Jeb is also taking flak for David Souter, the liberal justice appointed by his father, George H.W. Bush.
In a radio interview Friday afternoon, Jeb Bush was pressed by host Hugh Hewitt to explain the Roberts and Souter nominations to disappointed conservatives.
Bush was reluctant to criticize the chief justice, preferring to talk more broadly about the need to appoint battle-tested conservatives to the high court after back-to-back rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage that delighted the left.