George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States of America, has died at age 94.
George H.W. Bush will lie in state at the Capitol from 5pm Monday. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects from 7:30 p.m. Monday until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. President Donald Trump has designated Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a national day of mourning and signed an executive order for federal offices to be closed. The former president died Friday at the age of 94.
Sen. Coons statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) released the following statement on the passing of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.
“Few U.S. Presidents have faced the momentous shifts in geopolitics faced by President George Herbert Walker Bush. From the end of the Cold War and the reunification of Germany to nuclear non-proliferation agreements with the Soviet Union and the Persian Gulf War, President Bush advanced American interests and values.
“He dedicated his life to public service. His service as a Navy pilot in World War II, U.S. Congressman, Ambassador to the UN and to China, director of the CIA, Vice President, and as our 41st President, as well as his lifelong commitment to volunteerism and service, all demonstrate his dedication to and love for our country. I send my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the entire Bush family.
“I hope that the character and pragmatism with which President Bush lived his life returns to American politics. He was an example for us all.”
Carper Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, (D-Del.) released the following statement on the passing of the 41st President of the United States, President George Herbert Walker Bush.
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of President George H.W. Bush. He was a true public servant who dedicated his life to our country — as a decorated Navy pilot in World War II, as a representative for the people of Texas, as a diplomat, as a leader in our intelligence community, as Vice President and as our President. He loved this country. He believed in our institutions and in the strength of the American spirit. And he exemplified what it truly means to be a leader.
“Above all, though, President George H.W. Bush was a good man who treated others with kindness and respect — regardless of their politics. We could all learn from the example he set, and we could use more like him right now, on both sides of the aisle.
“There will be much more that I will want to say about President Bush’s legacy in the days and weeks to come as we honor his memory. For now, Martha and I send our sincerest condolences to the Bush family and pray that President George H.W. Bush may rest in peace.”