By Molly K. Hooper - 04/14/14 05:42 PM EDT
A Republican lawmaker says if Jeb Bush opts to run for president in 2016, "I'm with him."
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehitnen (R-Fla.) told The Hill that the the former Florida governor would garner her support in what is expected to be a crowded GOP primary.
The big brother of former President George W. Bush has been testing the waters recently of pursuing a bid to the White House.
Ros-Lehtinen said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) would likely opt against running in 2016 if Bush were to toss his hat in the ring.
"Maybe some folks don't think that [Bush is] as conservative as he should be, but he's a very pragmatic conservative and compassionate man as well," Ros-Lehtinen said.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is also a fan of Bush. Earlier this year on "The Tonight Show," Boehner said Bush would be a "great president."