George P. Bush Takes Stand Against 'Ignorant Statements' About Hispanics

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The son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush isn't pleased with some of the remarks being made about Hispanics.

On Wednesday, George P. Bush, whose mother is Mexican, said that Texas Republicans in leadership positions need to start taking a stand against "ignorant statements" regarding Hispanics.

“If we're going to be successful and be considered credible in the Hispanic community, we’ve got to denounce some of the ignorant statements that are made about Hispanics and the contributions we make," Bush told The Texas Tribune, according to The Huffington Post, "whether it’s to the military, our nation’s economy or to the history of Texas."

The Huffington Post reports that Bush's statement was in response to Denton County Republican Party's chairwoman Dianne Edmondson, who voiced her opinion over the Democrats' all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant governor and went on to dub Democrat Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie with Hispanic Sen. Leticia Van de Putte as her running mate.”

“I just think that it’s disappointing that people resort to those types of tactics,” Bush said.

The 37-year-old Republican is currently running for Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, and during one of his campaign stops addressed the importance of making Hispanics feel included within the Republican party.

"For me and my family, it’s not Hispanic outreach. It’s Hispanic inclusion,” he said.

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