Faith Leaders and Other Public Figures Praise George H.W. Bush for His Life of Service
Several religion leaders around the nation have been additionally praising former President George H.W. Bush on Saturday.
“Our deepest condolences to the family of George H.W. Bush, who passed away late yesterday at the age of 94. President and Mrs. Bush were very close friends of my parents and our family through the years. He represented the presidency when politics in our country was more civil. He was a man of character who served our nation during war and led our nation during peace. He was a man of many accomplishments, but one of the greatest was his family—two sons to serve as governors and one to follow as president of our nation. Our prayers are with the entire Bush family.” — Franklin Graham, son of the past due evangelist Billy Graham
“President George H.W. Bush leaves behind a seemingly irreplaceable void in the fabric of America’s political landscape. He was a decorated war hero, venerated statesman, devoted father and loving husband. While all of this is true, it falls well short of paying proper tribute to the total sum of a man whose legacy is quite literally unparalleled in modern American history.” – Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
“George Bush was a great American, an extraordinary wartime leader, and a good friend. I mourn the passing of a great American, and wish his family well.” – Pat Robertson, founder, The Christian Broadcasting Network
“Waking as much as the unhappy information of the passing of fmr Pres George HW Bush at age 94. A real statesman, warfare hero in WWII, servant of God and nation and patriarch of nice circle of relatives. Heartfelt condolences to his circle of relatives.’ — former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee by way of Twitter.
“George HW Bush was truly one of the greatest Americans of our times and all times. He lived his life with joyous faith and optimism and leaves a lasting influence upon the world. May God comfort His family with peace and grace. We are a grateful nation for his magnificent life.” – Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.
“American hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to President George H.W. Bush. Today, George and his beloved Barbara are together, enjoying a well-deserved rest from their labors.” – Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas)
“Karen and I have been saddened to be told of the passing of President George H.W. Bush and we ship our private sympathies to all of the Bush circle of relatives. President Bush liked his circle of relatives, liked this nation and his legacy will likely be a life-time of provider to the United States of America. We ship our prayers & private condolences to all of the Bush circle of relatives. We sign up for them & the American folks in mourning the passing of this just right & nice guy. His instance will all the time encourage and his lifetime of provider will likely be enshrined within the hearts of the American folks eternally.” – Vice President Mike Pence
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