Politics

Jeb Bush: ‘Parents Ought To Make Sure Their Children Are Vaccinated’ [VIDEO]

Al Weaver Reporter

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came out strong and clear about his stance on vaccination Wednesday, telling the Detroit Economic Club that parents should “make sure their children are vaccinated.”

“Parents ought to make sure their children are vaccinated,” Bush said bluntly during the Q&A after his speech in Detroit. “Do we need to get into any detail of that?”

“I’ve done this. I’ve said things that are misinterpreted or partially interpreted. Heads explode and all sorts of media just create all this controversy,” Bush said. “I think it’s better just to say that parents have a responsibility to make sure their children are protected, over and out.”

Bush’s comments come on the heels of controversial statements by Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul.

During his speech to the club, the potential 2016 candidate said that while running on the Bush name is an “interesting challenge,” he admitted that if he ends up officially running in 2016, “I’m going to have to do it on my own.”

Bush told the audience that his dad, former President George H.W. Bush, is “the greatest man alive,” while saying of former President George W. Bush that, “I love my brother, and I think he’s been a great president.”

“It doesn’t bother me a bit to be proud of them and love them” he continued. “But I know for a fact that if I’m going to be successful going beyond the consideration [of running for president], then I’m going to have to do it on my own.”