Excerpts from Today’s Press Call on Governor Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina Campaigning in SC

Columbia, SC— Today, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison hosted a press conference call on Republican presidential candidates former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina campaigning in South Carolina. 

Here are a few excerpts from SCDP Chair Jaime Harrison as prepared for delivery:

“Governor Jeb Bush has spent his career doing what would benefit himself and people like him – certainly not looking out for working Americans. We saw this most clearly when he made insulting comments claiming African Americans only support the Democratic Party for ‘free stuff’. 


“Jeb Bush is no moderate and certainly no different from a field of Republicans that is tripping over themselves to appeal to the most conservative and backwards members of their party.

“As Governor Bush’s poll numbers have tumbled into the single digits, it’s no surprise that he has shifted to a strategy of appealing to far right wing of the Republican party by attacking women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. At a time with the American electorate has never been more diverse Governor Bush and the Republican Party continues to push backwards ideas from a part of our history that should stay in the past.

“Nearly every claim Carly Fiorina made about her time at Hewlett-Packard failed to pass a single fact check. 


“Here’s the truth. While at Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina fired more than 30,000 people. If she couldn’t help the families of employees when she worked at Hewlett-Packard why would anyone believe that she would look out for the best interest of working families of South Carolina?


“As CEO she shipped jobs overseas, but she doesn’t want to stop with Hewlett-Packard’s jobs. Her support for policies like closing the Export-Import Bank would result in more jobs in South Carolina being shipped overseas as well.


“Since her brief but catastrophic time at Hewlett-Packard, no other company has hired her as CEO. South Carolina voters shouldn’t give Carly Fiorina the chance to ruin our country the same way she ruined Hewlett-Packard. “



Source: SCDP

Talk about South Carolina!