Jeb Bush slams ‘incompetence’ shown by Wasserman Schultz
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) slammed the “terrible judgement” by former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) regarding a technology aide on her staff who is under investigation for fraud.
“The incompetence and terrible judgment displayed by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and House Democrats is jarring,” the 2016 presidential candidate said a tweet on Saturday.
The incompetence and terrible judgment displayed by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and House Democrats is jarring. https://t.co/ZLXrDlhvIY
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 5, 2017
Bush’s comments come as Wasserman Schultz faces scrutiny for her decision to keep IT aide Imran Awan on her staff months after she was informed he was under investigation for fraud.
Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport in July when he was allegedly trying to leave the country. He was charged with mortgage fraud for listing a rental property as a “principal residence” while attempting to secure a line of homeowner equity credit.
While the Florida congresswoman fired Awan after he was arrested, she defended her decision to keep him on her staff after she was informed he was under investigation.
“I had grave concerns about his due process rights being violated,” she told The Orlando Sentinel on Thursday.
“When their investigation was reviewed with me, I was presented with no evidence of anything that he was being investigated for. And so that, in me, gave me great concern that his due process rights were being violated. There were racial and ethnic profiling concerns that I had,” she continued.
Awan was fired by several other Democrats in Congress when it was revealed he was under investigation.