Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:
“The United States has lost a dedicated public servant. President George H.W. Bush was the epitome of an American statesman: he served with distinction, championed diversity and freedom, and led our country with integrity, faith, and compassion. He was a frank leader, but a gentleman, nonetheless. Each of us could learn much from his example.
“Despite our political differences, I will always remember President Bush for his selfless, humble approach to public service that is all too rare in today’s political atmosphere. His belief in a ‘kinder, gentler America’ full of light is a stark reminder of what each of us should stand for, and what America represents to the world.
“I am deeply saddened by President George H.W. Bush’s passing. I extend my deepest sympathies to his children, President George W. Bush, former Governor Jeb Bush, Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy, and the entire Bush family. May they take consolation in knowing that our entire nation grieves with them, and that President Bush has been reunited with his beloved wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin."
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Democratic Chairman of the Florida Delegation.