Jeb Bush: Willingness to compromise in DC is gone

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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he believes that the willingness to compromise that allowed Presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan to succeed no longer exists in Washington — and he faults both parties.

Bush says his father and Reagan were willing to put policy solutions above political victories and use the influence and agenda-setting power of the Oval Office to find common ground.

Bush says that Washington today is hyper-partisan with people speaking off political talking points rather than working together to find common ground to address the issues the country faces.

The former Florida governor says both parties are at fault. And he reiterates his view that the tone of the GOP often concerns him.

Bush made the comments Tuesday in an email to The Associated Press.

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