Upton Comments on Passing of George H.W. Bush
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:
“President George H.W. Bush leaves behind a powerful legacy as a war hero, statesman, and consummate public servant. Above all else, he was a dedicated family man. A husband, father, and grandfather whose faith guided his life in everything he endeavored.
“The World War II generation often spoke to the rest of us about the character and standing of our nation. President Bush’s passing certainly reminds us what we desire in our leaders: compassion, honesty, trust, grit, and a duty to try and do the right thing.
“I knew President Bush well from my days in the Reagan White House with his office right around the corner. His was among the first congratulatory calls on my first election win, campaigning together in New Hampshire, and traveling on Air Force One and Two. Never a day he let his country down.
“He now joins his wife Barbara in eternal peace. Amey and I join with all Americans to celebrate his life and mourn his death.”