Jeb: Doubt I Would Have Attended Climate Conference


JEB BUSHRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he’s not so sure he would have attended this week’s international climate talks in Paris.

The policies being discussed, he said, could hurt the U.S. economy at a time Americans are struggling to recover from the recession, the AP reports.

“I worry about the economic impact for our country,” Bush said during a visit to Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state. President Barack Obama is pushing to put a price, such as a tax, on pollution to fight global climate change.

“I worry that — put aside intentions — these proposals could have an impact on the here-and-now on people that are really struggling right now,” Bush added. “I’d be uncertain whether I would attend a meeting like that where it seems like the movement is toward policies that would hurt our economy.” Read more here.