Jeb Bush confronted by college student: 'Your brother created ISIS'

College Student Tells Jeb Bush, "Your Brother Created ISIS"
College Student Tells Jeb Bush, "Your Brother Created ISIS"

A college student confronted likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush over his brother's on Wednesday night in a heated moment at a town hall event in Nevada.

"Your brother created ISIS," ​Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old college student and self-proclaimed Democrat said to the former governor of Florida at the town hall event attended by roughly 250 people in Reno, according to The Washington Post.

Ziedrich made the uncomfortably accusatory line while questioning Bush about his thoughts on the rise of ISIS, which Bush has previously blamed at least in part on President Barack Obama.

"We respectfully disagree, we have a disagreement," Bush said

Real Clear Politics transcribed the heated moment:

JEB BUSH: All right. Is that a question?

IVY ZIEDRICH: You don't need to be pedantic to me, sir.

BUSH: Pedantic? Wow.

IVY ZIEDRICH: Just answer my question. Why are you saying that ISIS was created by us not having a presence in the Middle East, when it's [caused by] pointless wars where we send young American men to die for the idea of American exceptionalism? Why are you spouting nationalist rhetoric to get us involved in more wars?

JEB BUSH: We respectfully disagree. We have a disagreement. When we left Iraq, security had been arranged, Al Qaeda had been taken out. There was a fragile system that could have been brought up to eliminate the sectarian violence...

And we had an agreement that the president could have signed that would have kept 10,000 troops, less than we have in Korea, could have created the stability that would have allowed for Iraq to progress. The result was the opposite occurred. Immediately, that void was filled. Look, you can rewrite history all you want. But the simple fact is that we are in a much more unstable place because American pulled back.

With those final words, Bush turned away, ending their argument.

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