Lawmakers from around the region have shared their thoughts regarding the passing of former President George H. W. Bush.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski released the following statement:
“President George H.W. Bush served his country with honor, from his courageous service in World War II to the decades of public service that followed. I am grateful for his steady leadership and his unwavering commitment to freedom, peace, and the security of the American people. Dean and I join all Americans in mourning his loss, but we are comforted that he and his beloved Barbara are together again. Our prayers are with the entire Bush family in these difficult days.”
U.S. Senator Todd Young issued the following statement:
“I join all Americans in mourning the passing of President George H.W. Bush – a man with an extraordinary record of service to our country. President Bush modeled exceptional character, humility, and resolve. He was a combat veteran, diplomat, and leader. As a naval aviator, he bravely risked his life in World War II. Before becoming Vice President and President, he served in the House of Representatives, represented our country in China and at the United Nations, and led the Central Intelligence Agency. During turbulent moments in our history, President Bush unified and steadied our nation and our allies in the pursuit of common purpose. He will be deeply missed, and I extend my sincerest condolences to the entire Bush family.”
Congressman Todd Rokita released this statement:
“A member of the Greatest Generation, President George H.W. Bush was a patriot who served his country in WWII and as a public servant.” Our prayers are with his family and loved ones.”
George H.W. Bush served our country with honor and distinction for more than forty years, while inspiring us all as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His leadership and example made our country a better place. – Joehttps://t.co/dbU4oYsQZQ
— Senator Joe Donnelly (@SenDonnelly) December 1, 2018
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have directed flags across the state be flown at half-staff for 30 days to honor the former President.