Jeb Bush said Monday that in an “ideal situation” he would overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court case which has allowed Super PACs to flourish.
“If I could do it all again I’d eliminate the Supreme Court ruling,” Bush said, despite his campaign being largely funded with the over $100 million raised by the Right to Rise PAC.
“This is a ridiculous system we have now where you have campaigns that struggle to raise money directly and they can’t be held accountable for the spending of the super PAC that’s their affiliate,” he added.
Donald Trump, who has been the most vocal Republican critic of Bush this election, immediately pounced on the comments tweeting out, “Now that Bush has wasted $120 million of special interest money on his failed campaign, he says he would end super PACs. Sad!”
Now that Bush has wasted $120 million of special interest money on his failed campaign, he says he would end super PACs. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2016
Throughout the election Trump has rallied against the current campaign finance system which has gained him unlikely praise from liberals.
Bush said in order to overturn the ruling he would seek to amend the constitution at a constitutional convention.