Thune Statement on Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement regarding the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:

“With the passing of President George H.W. Bush, America has lost one of its finest. As a naval aviator in World War II, President Bush exemplified America’s Greatest Generation. A man of fierce determination, self-sacrifice, and unwavering dedication to our country, President Bush will be remembered as a patriot and a gentleman. He will be sorely missed, and my prayers are with his family and those who loved him.”