PO­LIT­I­CAL WORLD RE­ACTS TO DEATH OF GE­ORGE H.W. BUSH

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“Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush will al­ways be remembered for the hall­mark hu­mil­ity, dig­nity and grace with which he served our na­tion . . . When

I was elected to Con­gress and placed on the

Ways and Means Com­mit­tee, Pres­i­dent Bush called me — a rookie con­gress­man who helped end his bid for re-elec­tion 10 years prior — to tell me how much he thought I would en­joy the post and the work. That’s who Pres­i­dent Bush was as a per­son and a pa­triot, and that is how he will for­ever be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bush fam­ily, and a grate­ful na­tion, as we honor Pres­i­dent Bush’s life of ser­vice to our coun­try.”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

“Through his es­sen­tial au­then­tic­ity, dis­arm­ing wit, and un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to faith, fam­ily, and coun­try, Pres­i­dent Bush in­spired gen­er­a­tions of his fel­low Amer­i­cans to pub­lic ser­vice — to be, in his words, “a thou­sand points of light” il­lu­mi­nat­ing the great­ness, hope, and op­por­tu­nity of Amer­ica to the world.”

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump

“Ge­orge H.W. Bush’s life is a tes­ta­ment to the no­tion that pub­lic ser­vice is a no­ble, joy­ous call­ing. And he did tremen­dous good along the jour­ney.”

For­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama

“I will be for­ever grate­ful for the friend­ship we formed . . . . I was struck by . . . his in­nate and gen­uine de­cency . . .”

For­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton

“We didn’t agree much on do­mes­tic pol­icy, but when it came to the in­ter­na­tional side of things, he was a very wise and thought­ful man.” Michael Dukakis

He “was a man of the high­est char­ac­ter. The en­tire Bush fam­ily is deeply grate­ful for 41’s life and love, for the com­pas­sion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad.” For­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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