Idaho politicians mourn the death of 41
President George H.W. Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday night at 94. The Idaho Statesman is compiling reactions from Idaho politicians. Check for more at Idahostatesman.com.
GOV.-ELECT BRAD LITTLE, VIA FACEBOOK
As we wake up this morning we mourn the loss of 41, President George H.W. Bush. He believed in service to his country and had a remarkable career as a Navy war hero, Congressman, CIA Director, Ambassador to China, RNC Chair, Vice President and President.
CONGRESSMAN MIKE SIMPSON, VIA FACEBOOK
Kathy and I join countless others in mourning the loss of a true American hero.
President George H.W. Bush was not only an amazing public servant that dedicated his life to this nation in numerous roles, but he was also an incredible humanitarian to the world, all while being a great husband
and father. Above all he was a good man.
We send our love and prayer to the entire Bush family, and we know he is happily reunited with the love of his life Barbara.
SEN. JIM RISCH, VIA NEWS RELEASE
“The world has lost a great and decent man. From his service as a Naval pilot during WWII to his successful tenure as President of the United States, George H.W. Bush was a faithful servant of the people for so much of his life. As devoted as George was to our country, his true passion was his family. He will always be remembered for the pride he had in his children and grandchildren and the love he shared with his wife, Barbara.
“During my time serving as Idaho chairman of his presidential campaign, Vicki and I were honored to host George and Barbara at our home, sharing memories that will last a lifetime. Today he and Barbara are reunited as one; Vicki and I pray that will bring his family a measure of comfort and peace during the difficult days ahead. We will miss George and Barbara greatly.”
From left, Jim Risch, former U.S. Sen. Jim Mcclure, Louise Mcclure, former U.S. Sen. Steve Symms and President George H.W. Bush.
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and President George H.W. Bush.