Lawmaker: If Jeb runs, 'I'm with him'

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."