Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement after Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush who passed away at her home in Houston, Texas on April 17, 2018:
“Today, we mourn a great Texan, an admirable first lady and a remarkable woman. Barbara Bush’s passing is truly a great loss for myself, Texans and all Americans,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “My sincerest condolences are with the Bush family, as I have known them for almost half of my life. I always admired Mrs. Bush’s charisma, her true patriotism, and the leadership she displayed in advocating for stronger literacy programs. Mrs. Bush had a lifelong commitment to the many charitable causes she held dear. Her staunch civil rights’ activism and fierce advocacy of women’s rights policies during her husband’s administration say a great deal about her character and the legacy she leaves behind.
“Mrs. Bush took pride in her family and taught them to love and serve others. I hope her family can take solace knowing she is in a better place watching over them. My prayers are with the entire Bush family during this difficult time.”
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