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Politicians react to Barbara Bush's death

Politicians react to Barbara Bush's death
Posted at 4:10 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 04:10:12-04

(WMAR) - Several politicians reacting to Former First Lady Barbara Bush's death.

President Donald Trump posted a statement on Twitter reading, "As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family.

Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection.

She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well.

The President and First Lady's thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Bush."

Vice President Mike Pence also releasing the following statement:

"Karen and I send our deepest sympathies to President Bush and the entire Bush family with the passing of Barbara Bush.

Barbara Bush was a woman of unique strength and grace whose devotion to her family was an inspiration to every American.

Mrs. Bush's example in public life and her encouragement made a lasting impact on our family, as it did on the families of millions of Americans, and she will be missed.

We offer our deepest condolences to the entire Bush family during this difficult time and we will be praying for all who mourn the passing of this good and great woman.

God bless Barbara Bush."

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan released this statement on Twitter

"It is with incredible sadness that we learn of the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush.

She lived a life of service to her country and her family, and will undoubtedly be remembered as a national role model and a truly great American."

Read more about Barbara Bush's passing here.