George W. Bush: I Was Sick to my Stomach Watching Insurrection

During the election season, Americans saw lots of Barack Obama who was happy to stump for his for former Vice President. Bill Clinton also campaigned for Biden and appeared at the Democratic National Convention.

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George W. Bush, however, was nowhere to be seen. The 44th President has never really hid his disdain for Donald Trump. In a rare instance, he did not appear at either the 2016 or 2020 RNC.

This week, Bush granted a rare interview to the Texas Tribune. When asked about the January 6th Insurrection, the former President said it made him sick to his stomach. .

Bush told the paper, “I can’t remember what I was doing, but … I was sick to my stomach to see our nation’s Capitol being stormed by hostile forces. And it really disturbed me to the point where I did put out a statement, and I’m still disturbed when I think about it. It undermines rule of law and the ability to express yourself in peaceful ways in the public square. This was an expression that was not peaceful.”

The former President continued, “What’s putting democracy at risk is the capacity to get on the internet to spread … all kinds of stuff,” Bush said. “But checks and balances work. It’s a, you know, a balanced system. The courts work. The legislative process needs a little work, particularly on immigration reform.”


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