By Angelina Salcedo 2/20/2016
Following low results in the South Carolina Republican Primary, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush suspended his campaign.
An emotional Bush announced his suspension with tears in his eyes saying, “I’m proud of the campaign we have run, but the people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina have spoken, and I respect their decision, so tonight I am suspending my campaign.”
This loss was one of the hardest for Bush after he had just recently brought his brother George W. Bush and his mother Barbara Bush on the campaign trail to help him gain traction.
South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley, endorsed Marco Rubio two days before the Primary. This was the last blow to the Bush campaign and the end of the downward spiral he’d been on since he began losing the early momentum he’d gained in the summer.
Bush’s goal since he announced his presidential bid in Miami, was to campaign as he would serve by “going everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word, facing the issues without flinching and staying true to what I believe,” he said during his statement.
Trump quickly shot him down by branding him as “low-energy,” an image that the 63-year-old couldn’t shake.
Bush finished his speech saying that he believes the Republican party could win the White House with strong conservative leadership, ideas, and policy.
He returned to his house in Miami, Florida after announcing his suspension.