Jeb Bush schedules meetings with pastors in Charleston

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaking during the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington on June 19. Bush, who cancelled appearances in Charleston immediately after the shootings at Emanuel AME Church, plans to visit with pastors in Charleston on Monday.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeb Bush plans to meet with black pastors in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday — part of a rescheduled visit to the state after he cut short an earlier stop because of the church shooting.

The Republican presidential candidate was in Charleston as part of his campaign kickoff on the day that nine people were shot to death during a prayer meeting at a church. Bush was staying not far from the scene of the shooting.

Bush then canceled the rest of his visit, which included a town hall meeting focusing on military issues.

His campaign says Monday’s meeting with the ministers will be closed to the media. Later that day, Bush plans to visit a pharmaceutical company in the Columbia area.