Politicians lead show of support for Barbara Bush on Twitter

Lawmakers from across the political spectrum led tributes to former first lady Barbara Bush Sunday after a spokesman announced the 92-year-old was in “failing health” and would not seek...

Lawmakers from across the political spectrum led tributes to former first lady Barbara Bush Sunday after a spokesman announced the 92-year-old was in “failing health” and would not seek additional medical treatment.

The @SenateGOP Twitter account sent out the message: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the former First Lady Barbara Bush and the entire Bush family.”

“As always, Barbara Bush is a comfort to her friends & family teaching us all how to live full of faith, love & humor. Praying that she is comfortable & send love to President Bush & their family. https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/985585107267448833 …”
– @Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted that Bush “is a comfort to her friends & family teaching us all how to live full of faith, love & humor.”

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted Sunday that Bush is “a woman of great faith, great strength, and an unwavering love of country.

“Our country is better because of former First Lady Barbara Bush,” Haley added.

“Barbara Bush was a graceful First Lady who has dedicated her life to improving education and promoting literacy. Our family wishes Barbara and the rest of the Bush family the best during this difficult time. https://bit.ly/2JJ8WWJ ”
– @Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney)

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, now the permanent U.S. representative to NATO, described Bush as “one of America’s most-loved women.”

“Please keep First Lady Barbara Bush and her family in your prayers. An incredible First Lady and a great American. https://twitter.com/AP/status/985588316534951936 …”
– @Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan)

Rep. Sean Maloney, D-N.Y., paid tribute to Bush as “a graceful First Lady who has dedicated her life to improving education and promoting literacy”, while Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called her “an incredible First Lady and a great American.”

“Barbara Bush has taught us all so much. Courageous, joyful, patriotic, faithful, charitable, studious, hilarious. There are not enough characters to describe her character. 🙏🏻”
– @Dana Perino (@DanaPerino)

Longtime Republican political consultant Rick Wilson described Bush as “an icon” whose “fierce love for her family transcended politics.” Ohio Gov. John Kasich called her “a woman of grace, humility and great compassion.”

“Barbara Bush is a woman of grace, humility and great compassion. She and her family are in our prayers. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/985580042599260160 …”</i>
– @John Kasich (@JohnKasich)

Dana Perino, former White House press secretary under George W. Bush and host of Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing,” tweeted: “Barbara Bush has taught us all so much. Courageous, joyful, patriotic, faithful, charitable, studious, hilarious. There are not enough characters to describe her character.”

Chelsea Clinton, whose father Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush in the 1992 presidential election, tweeted that she was “[k]eeping Barbara Bush and her family in my heart and prayers.

“Keeping Barbara Bush and her family in my heart and prayers. I will never forget how kind she was to me on every occasion we met, and how fondly the White House staff always spoke of her.”
– @Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton)

“I will never forget how kind she was to me on every occasion we met, and how fondly the White House staff always spoke of her,” she added.

 

Source: FOX News 

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 Inset Image: AP Photo/File 

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