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DNC pounces on Jeb Bush ‘mishearing’ Megyn Kelly question on Iraq

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Earlier this morning, we wrote that supporters/apologists for Jeb Bush might begin saying that he perhaps misheard the question about the Iraq war that Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly asked him in an interview broadcast on Monday night.

Now it’s actually happening.

On Fox, Kelly asked in a very straightforward manner, “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?”

“I would have, and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody,” Bush said, “and so would have almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got.”

This morning on CNN, analyst and former Bush aide Ana Navarro said that she emailed  Bush today, and says that he “misheard” Kelly’s question.

“I emailed him this morning and I said to him, ‘Hey, I’m a little confused by this answer so I’m genuinely wondering, did you mishear the question?'” Navarro said. “And he said, ‘Yes, I misheard the question.'”

The Democratic National Committee is seizing on this, issuing an email today where they say “he must be pretty hard of hearing.”

“Jeb Bush didn’t mishear the question – he’s just tone deaf,” said Holly Shulman, DNC national press secretary.

Watch below:

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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