Following the passing of former President George H. W. Bush just five months after his 94th birthday and seven months after the death of his wife of over seven decades, former First Lady Barbara Bush, Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) paid her respects to the “humble, decent, and courageous” leader. The 41st President will be remembered by everything from his time as captain of the baseball team at Yale University many decades ago to his time in the Oval Office that shaped the world for generations to come.
Congresswoman Comstock said in a press release from her office that she and her team are “saddened to hear of the passing of George H.W. Bush and our prayers are with his family and many friends.
“President George H. W. Bush, the last president of the greatest generation, was a man of great character and deep patriotism. His life and legacy of service was unmatched, she said. “From serving as the youngest WWII pilot, a Member of Congress, Ambassador to the U.N., Ambassador to China, CIA Director, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Vice President, and President, he always served with distinction.”
“History will remember this humble, decent, and courageous man well,” Congresswoman Comstock added.
Today, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the former commander-in-chief is “lying in state” and being honored at the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., as the city and the nation pay their respects to Bush. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and their wives, former first ladies Michelle, Laura, and Hillary, joined President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump at the funeral service as D.C. remembers a great American statesman.
“To us,” W. Bush said while eulogizing his father at the Washington National Cathedral, “his was the brightest of a thousand points of light.”