GOP candidate Jeb Bush thought he would call out Donald Trump last night during the New Hampshire debate on eminent domain but be careful of the stones you throw without checking your backyard.
It seems Bush and his family also used eminent domain to build the Texas Rangers baseball park years ago.
From The Hill :
Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas.
“Eminent domain is a very important thing,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Jeb Bush doesn’t understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family – I found this five minutes ago – they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers.”
When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb’s brother, former President George W. Bush, Trump said his point still stands.
“That doesn’t matter,” he said. “It was the Bush family. They used private eminent domain. He didn’t tell anybody this. So, I mean, he should have told people.”
“Maybe – he probably doesn’t know because I don’t think he even knows what eminent domain is,” he added. “But I just found that out five minutes ago.”
If you supported the Keystone pipeline, then you support private sector use of eminent domain. So Bush, along with most of online “pure” conservative base are huge hypocrite for calling out using it.