With the news of George H.W. Bush’s passing, Florida lawmakers are sharing their thoughts and stories concerning the 41st President of the United States.
I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know. Love you Dad!— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 1, 2018
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump released a statement, commenting that “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.”
They called Bush a man who “always found a way to set the bar higher,” and they detailed that “with sound judgement, common sense, and unflappable leadership, President Bush guided our Nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War. As President, he set the stage for the decades of prosperity that have followed. And through all that he accomplished, he remained humble, following the quiet call to service that gave him a clear sense of direction.”
President George H.W. Bush was an American hero, a patriot and a wise and generous man. May he Rest In Peace.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 1, 2018
Governor Rick Scott detailed that “Today, the world lost a statesman who was the symbol of the highest level of civil commitment and who helped weave the fabric of an America that represents freedom and prosperity. The contributions of George H.W. Bush to our country were beyond that of his presidency. As a Naval aviator and fighter pilot, Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Director of the CIA, Vice President and President, George H.W. Bush dedicated his life to service to our nation and vowed to use his presidency and the power of our nation as “a force for good.” I have had the privilege of knowing the Bush family for years and am incredibly grateful to have met such a genuine, gracious and kind man. The United States of America is stronger today because of the selfless service of 41. Ann and I send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Bush family as they mourn the loss and celebrate the amazing life of George H.W. Bush.”
George H.W. Bush was a man of strong conviction who led our nation with dignity and grace. He was a steady hand in tumultuous times and a powerful advocate for freedom on the world stage. I am grieved to learn of his passing. My prayers are with the entire Bush family.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) December 1, 2018
Also, thoughts are being shared from across the aisle as well, Chris King, Andrew Gillum’s running-mate in the 2018 Gubernatorial race, took to twitter to comment on Bush 41’s passing.
Kristen and I were saddened to learn of President Bush’s passing last night. Whether it was in the cockpit of his TBM Avenger, the Oval Office, or across the world in his private philanthropy, George Bush served our country nobly. Rest In Peace.— Chris King (@ChrisKingFL) December 1, 2018