Jeb Bush at Faith and Freedom event in D.C.: "Immigrants are more fertile"—
Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) June 14, 2013
Speaking at a Faith and Freedom event in Washington, D.C., Senate immigration bill cheerleader Jeb Bush explained that the science is settled: “Immigrants are more fertile.” And apparently that’s why we should pass the amnesty bill.
Jeb Bush: Immigrants create more businesses than native Americans, are more fertile and they love families, they bring a younger population.—
BrakktonBookerNPR (@brakktonbooker) June 14, 2013
We need to embrace “comprehensive immigration reform” because … fertility? Remember when Barbara Bush said, “We’ve had enough Bushes“?
Jeb: "Immigrants are more fertile"…don't think that's quite what he intended to say. Just a hunch.—
Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) June 14, 2013
Paging PolitiFact: Can we get a ruling on this one? No? Guess we’ll have to go to Matt Yglesias:
Let’s give Jeb a break, eh? Immigrants have a higher fertility rate. They’re not “more fertile”. He misspoke. You know what he meant.—
Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 14, 2013