Vice President Mike Pence on Monday honored former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last week, and offered condolences on behalf of the nation to Bush’s family.
“While he was known as the ‘quiet man,’ it was not for lack of nerve or daring,” Pence said of the 41st commander in chief. “For in all of his 94 years, President Bush never lost his love of adventure and he never failed to answer the call to serve his country.”
Pence joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) at the U.S. Capitol, where Bush is lying in state, to deliver remarks remembering the 41st president before the Bush family and several lawmakers and other dignitaries.
“The Bible tells us to mourn with those who mourn, and grieve with those who grieve,” Pence said. “And today, on behalf of the First Family, and my family, and the American people, we offer our deepest sympathies and respects to your family. And we thank you for sharing this special man with our nation and the world.” – READ MORE