Last night former Secretary of State James "F**k the Jews they wont vote for us anyway" Baker spoke at the conference of the anti-Israel group J Street and delivered his usual anti-Israel venom. Baker is one part of Jeb Bush's well stocked foreign policy team (outlined in the diagram above from the Washington Post). Upon learning about Baker's speech, Governor Bush distanced himself from his comments and his venue.
"Governor Bush consults a wide range of advisors on foreign policy," spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said. "While he respects Secretary Baker, he disagrees with the sentiments he expressed last night and opposes J Street’s advocacy. Governor Bush’s support for Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu is unwavering, and he believes it's critically important our two nations work seamlessly to achieve peace in the region."
Bush also tweeted out support for Bibi last week:
Obama's treatment of Israel following @netanyahu reelect is misguided/disappointing. UN threat extremely wrong-headed http://t.co/wVEeIOvNtx
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) March 20, 2015
And before his speech to congress:
Very disappointed the White House would try to undermine @netanyahu’s speech, our strongest ally in the Middle East http://t.co/rKiiumnPWYThere are many reasons why one would support or fight against Jeb Bush's candidacy for President. But if you are a friend of Israel, there should be nothing in Bush's background that should scare you away from the former Governor.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 20, 2015