REP. POE ON PASSING OF FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH

WASHINGTON, D.C.- This evening, Congressman Ted Poe issued the following statement regarding the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush.

“Barbara Bush was an iconic leader and truly embodied what it meant to be the First Lady of the United States,” said Congressman Poe. “She stood beside the America people through decades of major political events, leading our nation as First Lady with dignity, grace and more than a little bit of wit. She watched two of her sons follow in their father's footsteps in bids for the U.S. Presidency, stood arm and arm with Americans as our nation was brought under attack, supported her son, George W. Bush, during his presidency, and taught us all the value of our families. She gave us the faith to believe in something larger than ourselves. She is an inspiration to all. Barbara Bush died as she lived, a strong Texas woman. My prayers are with the Bush family tonight.”

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