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Bush Hedges on Indiana RFRA, Argues There Was a Better Way

In remarks at a closed-door fundraiser, former governor expounds on his earlier support for the bill.
Jeb Bush, former governor of Texas, speaks during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

Jeb Bush, former governor of Texas, speaks during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Jeb Bush still supports Indiana Governor Mike Pence's decision to sign the state's religious liberty bill, but thinks he could have gone about it a different way.

During a closed-door fundraiser on Wednesday in Silicon Valley, the former Florida governor argued that a better way to pass a law that protected religious rights and prevented LGBT discrimination would have been a "consensus-oriented approach" similar to the way Utah passed a law. Bush also said that Indiana "will be in the right place" soon, in terms of having a religious liberty bill that doesn't allow discrimination.