Thursday, June 27, 2013
Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia.
It could be an awkward encounter for the two, both of whom are mentioned as 2016 presidential nominees for their respective parties.
Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women.
He praised Clinton on Thursday for her service.
“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush said in a statement announcing the award. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”