Drug addiction is a problem that “crosses all income lines, ethnic lines, and racial lines,” GOP candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday, opening up about his own daughter Noelle and her own struggles.
“This is a national problem,” Bush told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” program. “It creates huge demands on government, but more importantly, it just creates real hardship and heartbreak in families.”
Bush’s daughter, Noelle, was arrested in 2002 when she was 24 years old for attempting to fill a false prescription, and ended up being sentenced to 10 days in jail for contempt of court after she was caught with crack cocaine while she was a resident in a drug rehabilitation center, according to CNN. At the time of her arrest, Bush was the governor of New York and her uncle, George W. Bush, was president.