Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is praising former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for stepping aside from the race for 2016, calling him a “patriot.”
“Though I’m sure today’s decision was not easy, I know that Mitt Romney will never stop advocating for renewing America’s promise through upward mobility, encouraging free enterprise and strengthening our national defense,” Bush said in a note on Facebook. “Mitt is a patriot and I join many in hoping his days of serving our nation and our party are not over.”
Bush praised Romney for serving as a “leader” in the Republican party and helping out during elections.
“There are few people who have worked harder to elect Republicans across the country than he has,” Bush said about Romney, who failed to win the presidential election in 2012.
“I look forward to working with him to ensure all Americans have a chance to rise up,” he concluded. “Columba and I wish Mitt, Ann and their entire family the very best.”