One-time presidential candidate Jeb Bush has joined his fellow Republicans in trashing Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes — without acknowledging that he appointed her when he was governor of Florida.
“There is no question that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes failed to comply with Florida law on multiple counts, undermining Floridians’ confidence in our electoral process,” Bush tweeted Monday afternoon. “Supervisor Snipes should be removed from her office following the recounts.”
As the Wall Street Journal‘s Alex Leary pointed out, “Gov. Bush appointed Snipes to the job in 2003 after removing her predecessor over mismanagement controversy.”
Gov. Bush appointed Snipes to the job in 2003 after removing her predecessor over mismanagement controversy. https://t.co/Dwt4LKOpo7
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) November 12, 2018
A Miami Herald article detailing Snipes’ history noted that the former governor suspended her predecessor Miriam Oliphant and appointed the current supervisor in 2003. The next year, Oliphant attempted to take back her seat, but Snipes won the election in a landslide victory.