Yesterday, news of the Bush family matriarch Barbara Bush’s passing raised emotions in the political world. Today, Florida politicians are responding to the passing, and their sharing their thoughts and feelings on what the late political icon meant to them and the world.
Former Florida Governor and Barbara Bush’s son, Jeb Bush, released a statement detailing that “Columba and I join every member of the Bush family in offering our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support for my Mom in recent days, and throughout her remarkable life. I’m exceptionally privileged to be the son of George Bush and the exceptionally gracious, gregarious, fun, funny, loving, tough, smart, graceful woman who was the force of nature known as Barbara Bush. Thank you for your prayers, and we look forward to celebrating and honoring her life and contributions to our family and great nation in the coming days.”
Democratic Florida Senator Bill Nelson explained that “Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman and terrific first lady. We are all saddened by the news of her passing.”
Outgoing Florida Governor Rick Scott commented that “Our hearts are heavy to hear about the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush. She was an incredible First Lady, wife, mother, grandmother, and role model for all Americans. Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers to the Bush family during this time.”
As statements begin to pour in and twitter lights up with politicians sharing their hearts, it’s certain that Barbara Bush influenced many and will continue to influence people in years to come.