Jeb Bush Confuses Tamir Rice Case With Chicago Shootings: ‘My Bad’

December 31, 2015 3:35 pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday responded to a question about Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old black boy who was shot and killed by a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, last year, by discussing the Chicago police department.

“I think that Chicago’s got a lot of work to do to rebuild trust. The level of violence is abhorrent,” Bush responded when asked about a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot Rice, according to video from CNN.

The reporter then told Bush that the incident happened in Cleveland.

“Oh, I’m sorry. My bad,” Bush replied.

“In every community where you have these cases, the elected officials and the police chief need to engage with the community to rebuild trust, but the process worked. If there’s a grand jury that looks at all the facts and doesn’t indict maybe there’s reasons for that,” Bush later added.

Watch the clip via CNN:

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