The 2016 field isn’t even declared yet and potential candidates are already taking swings at Jeb Bush.
During an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham Wednesday, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina hit the former Florida governor for his so-called “grown-up” immigration plan, saying it’s not “a fair plan” to lawful immigrants.
Fiorina, who is likely to announce a 2016 bid later this month, also remarked that it’s not “very helpful” when Bush and others “question other’s motivations just because they disagree with them.”
“Jeb Bush was out there talking the other day talking about how his approach to immigration, I guess, in comparison to all of your thoughts on it is the ‘grown-up plan,'” Ingraham told Fiorina. “What’s your reaction to that?”
“I don’t think it’s very helpful when people question other’s motivations just because they disagree with them,” Fiorina responded. “I don’t think it’s a fair plan to say that people who have come here illegally and have stayed here illegally can earn the same privileges, that is the privilege of citizenship, as someone who has played by the rules and taken all the time and taken all the tests and earned citizenship.”
“I don’t think that’s fair,” Fiorina continued. “I think a lot of Americans care very much about fairness, and that doesn’t make them immature, and it doesn’t make them lacking in compassion. It makes them people like me, who understand that while we are a compassionate nation, we are also a nation that believes in fairness.”