Former GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) called out GOP leaders on Saturday for not speaking up about the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.
"If your opponent does things that you, your head explodes on, if Barack Obama did something as it's related to Russia, you say 'this is outrageous,' all this stuff, then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical," Bush said at the OZY Fest, a Central Park festival in New York City.
"The idea that you shout profanities at one another and expect the other guy or gal to respond like 'that's so nice of you, to call me a name,' this is horrible," Bush continued.
The former governor ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential elections and dropped out in February.
Bush's comments come days after Trump denounced special counsel Robert S. Muller III's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia on Thursday during a New York Times interview.
"I have done nothing wrong. A special counsel should never have been appointed in this case," Trump said.
Mueller has expanded the investigation and hired 13 more lawyers on June 16 to look into Russia's alleged election interference and whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice as president.
Some lauded Bush's comments about the GOP.
Jeb Bush, thank you for being a decent man and standing up, and speaking out against Trump And The Republican Party.— RealNews.RealFacts (@RealNews_Facts) July 23, 2017
Others said he's just bitter.
It's understandable why Jeb Bush is so bitter, he had all the big money, all the GOPe support, Fox News and still remained in single digits.— Charles Martel (@KeepItRealist) July 23, 2017