Statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush

by Chip Roy

Our hearts are with the Bush family and the rest of the nation today as we mourn the loss of a great man who will be sorely missed. President George H.W. Bush was a man of impeccable character who did all things with honor, both personally and professionally. Our country is better because of his service, and those who had the honor and privilege of knowing him are all better because of his influence.

My wife Carrah was honored to work for him at the library at A&M and worked on his son’s presidential campaign. We were also classmates with his grandson in law school, so we’ve been privileged to see 41 and his family up close and personally away from the public light.

The family represents all that is good about public service, and GHWB is perhaps the national figure I would most tell my son to emulate as a man, husband, father, and gracious public servant.

From serving his nation in WWII to becoming President and all he did for this nation in between, he never lost sight of our calling as Americans to work as hard as we can to strengthen and preserve this great Republic.

I only regret I never had the opportunity to play a round of golf or go to a baseball game with him – as these passions of mine were also passions of his.

We can all take comfort in the truth that this world is not our final home, and today he is reunited with his beloved wife of 73 years again, and most importantly with our Lord. He is notably also with his daughter, Robin, whom he and Barbara lost to cancer, and with whom he may now rejoice.

God bless him, his family, and the country he continues to watch over and love.

Stand with Chip!