Congressional members from Nebraska and Iowa are sending condolences to the family of George H.W. after his death Friday evening at age 94.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement: “President George H.W. Bush served the American people with honor, diligence, and integrity - from his Naval service to the Oval Office. His family knows well the sacrifices required of public service and they have the gratitude of our entire country. Melissa and I now join millions of Americans in holding up all of his children in prayer.”
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer stated: “Bruce and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of President George H.W. Bush. A member of the Greatest Generation, President Bush humbly served the country he loved. George H.W Bush was a patriot, a leader, and a decent man who had a noble spirit. Our prayers are with his family.”
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today released the following statement: “President George H. W. Bush led an incredible life. He served with distinction as a naval aviator in World War II, flying 58 combat missions. He represented his community and neighbors as a congressman. He built bridges as an American diplomat in China. He helped keep our nation safe as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency. He honorably served as vice president to President Ronald Reagan and then himself led our nation as America’s 41st president. He will be remembered not only for his professional achievements, but for the warmth and kindness he showed to his friends and political opponents alike. President Bush will be missed, but his life and service to our nation will be celebrated. My wife Barbara and I offer our condolences and respect to his family and everyone who mourns his loss.”