For Immediate Release
Thursday, Feb. 19
Katie Hughes
Charlie Kiefer 



New Video Shows Bush Giving Hillary Clinton a Public Service Award on Eve of First Anniversary of Benghazi Attack

ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell: “If Jeb Bush is her opponent she will make him look ridiculous.”

RESTON, Va. - ForAmerica is launching a new short video today declaring former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) unelectable if he runs for president, following his speech Wednesday on foreign policy in Chicago. The approximately one minute video will go out to almost 8 million ForAmerica supporters through the organization’s digital and social media network. The video shows Bush at the 2013 Liberty Medal Ceremony, in which he took the stage to honor Hillary Clinton as she was given the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal on September 10, 2013. 

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“It’s bad enough that Hillary Clinton will likely use footage from this event against any Republican nominee, but if Jeb Bush is her opponent she will make him look ridiculous,” said ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell.  “Anytime Jeb calls Hillary 'Obama 2.0,' any criticism he makes of her awful record as Secretary of State, any time he shows how much of an extremist she is on the issues, will be completely dismissed when she reminds everyone that he gave her an award for public service.  As it stands, Jeb has absolutely no credibility to criticize her because he has already anointed her as a great public servant; and he inexplicably did so almost a year to the day of the Benghazi massacre. He will lose, and the public will have to suffer at least another four years of Obama’s policies – and anything worse she has in store for America.”

The event at which Bush commended Clinton for her public service was almost a year to the day after the terrorist attack in Benghazi in which four Americans – including a U.S. Ambassador – were killed. The video notes Clinton’s office was repeatedly asked for more security by people on the ground in Benghazi, requests that were denied.  The video also notes how Mrs. Clinton and her campaign will likely use footage from this event to blunt any and all criticism Bush would level at her if he was the nominee, thus rendering him unelectable.
The video will be promoted to ForAmerica’s massive digital and social media network including the ForAmerica Facebook page which alone has over 7. 1 million supporters, giving them the opportunity to view it and share it with many others.  Facebook has confirmed ForAmerica’s presence on its platform is among “the largest and most active presences on Facebook” in the political environment.  

As just an example of its potential reach and influence, ForAmerica’s network includes large numbers of politically minded supporters in the first nine states where 2016 presidential primary and caucus contests will be held:

  • 118,564 supporters in Iowa
  • 32,120 supporters in New Hampshire
  • 143,178 supporters in South Carolina
  • 450,853 supporters in Florida
  • 55,618 supporters in Nevada
  • 33,754 supporters in Maine
  • 175,616 supporters in Colorado
  • 78,841 supporters in Minnesota
  • 199,261 supporters in Missouri
ForAmerica is an online army of over 7.1 million people. The group is a non-profit 501(c)4 organized to educate Americans about traditional and contemporary American values, to relentlessly fight the growth of government, to oppose any substitute to freedom and self-government, to promote individual liberty and excellence, to promote economic opportunity, and to move America toward her founding principles. ForAmerica is chaired by L. Brent Bozell III, one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today.