Statement on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) issued the following statement on the passing of President George H. W. Bush:
Congressman McCaul: “There are few people who have ever personified the word 'patriot' better than George H. W. Bush. As a naval aviator, Texas congressman, Envoy to China, UN Ambassador, CIA Director, Vice President, and ultimately President of the United States, George Bush dedicated his life to the service of his fellow citizens.
“As a member of the Greatest Generation, he understood that the United States must be a role model for other nations to follow and a proud, but humble voice for freedom and peace around the world. Throughout a presidency that saw many international challenges, he guided our country with a steady hand through the end of the Cold War and led with unwavering resolve during Operation Desert Storm.
“He was a man of great character, integrity, and humility, who taught us to be a better version of ourselves. Most of all, he was man who always displayed his boundless love for his family.
“I will never forget his endorsement during my first campaign for office and I will always treasure the faith he placed in me. He was also an avid supporter of MD Anderson and their initiatives to end childhood cancer, following the heartbreaking loss of his three-year old daughter Robin from Leukemia. He ended up serving as the Chairman of the Board of Visitors, which culminated a close relationship that began in 1977, lasted throughout his entire life, and helped to raise millions of dollars for groundbreaking research.
“George Herbert Walker Bush left this earth a better place than when he came to it. And he leaves behind a very grateful nation. I am comforted by my belief that he is once again reunited with his wife Barbara and their daughter Robin.
“Rest in peace, Mr. President.”