Hillary Clinton Attacks Jeb Bush on Twitter After He Says Planned Parenthood Is 'Not Actually Doing Women's Health Issues'
"Jeb is just wrong," Hillary Clinton Tweeted Tuesday
Hillary Clinton is taking aim at Jeb Bush on Twitter once again after the former Florida governor said Planned Parenthood shouldn’t receive government funding because it is “not actually doing women’s health issues.”
Clinton released a video message to Bush and other Republican leaders, in which she criticized their attempts to defund the non-profit organization. “If this feels like a full-on assault on women’s health, that’s because it is,” she says in the clip. “It’s wrong and we’re not going to let them get away with it. We’re not going back; we’re going to fight back.”
She also Tweeted Bush directly to slam his comments about Planned Parenthood.
Bush shot back with this Tweet:
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According to The Washington Post, Bush made the comment about Planned Parenthood at a veterans town hall event in Colorado on Tuesday.
“I, for one, don’t think Planned Parenthood ought to get a penny, though,” he told the crowd. “And that’s the difference, because they’re not actually doing women’s health issues. They are involved in something way different than that.”
This isn’t the first time Clinton and Bush have sparred over women’s health on social media.
The Democratic front-runner went after her Republican rival on Aug. 4 after he said, “I’m not sure we need a half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” during a discussion on Planned Parenthood at a meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Responding to a Tweet quoting the former Florida governor, Clinton said:
The former governor released a statement on his website at the time saying he “misspoke.”