April 18, 2018

Statement of Senator Robert Dole and Senator Elizabeth Dole on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Statement of Senator Robert Dole and Senator Elizabeth Dole on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

 

Last night, America lost a national treasure. Former First Lady Barbara Bush was dedicated to her family, devoted to her country, and inspired millions of Americans with her grace, dignity and humor. Few families have defined American politics as much as the Bushes, and as the matriarch and “enforcer,” Barbara instilled strong patriotic values within her family and across the nation. From championing literacy initiatives while in the White House, to her vocal and steadfast support of military families, Mrs. Bush lived a life of selfless public service. Our deepest condolences to our dear friend President George H.W. Bush, and the entire Bush family.