Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the death of President George H. W. Bush:
“I join all Americans in mourning President Bush’s death. President Bush graciously served his country for more than 70 years, not only in the Armed Forces as a Naval aviator during World War II, but also a decades-long career in public service, including as the 41st President of the United States. As the Commander in Chief, Vice President of the United States, U.S. Envoy to China, Director of the Central Intelligence, Ambassador to the United Nations and a Member of Congress, President Bush was a steady and humble leader during challenging times. His legacy and service will be remembered for the better world he left us all. For President Bush, elected office was always about service to others and the greater good.
“I first met President Bush in 1992, right after the presidential debate in Michigan against Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. President Bush was as kind and generous then as he was later in life. As we celebrate his life’s accomplishments and mourn his passing, I know that President Bush and his wife of 73 years, the late Barbara Bush, are once again together now.
“Jennifer and I extend our condolences to the entire Bush family for their loss.”