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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Statement on the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

Today, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker issued the following statement on the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush:

"President George H.W. Bush was a patriot who dedicated his life to serving this great nation," Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said. "As President, he was a strong supporter of law enforcement and helped to lay the foundation for almost three decades of declining crime in America. This was an historic achievement that changed millions of American lives. For me personally, he was the first presidential candidate that I ever voted for. His example has always been an inspiration to me--and it always will. This Department of Justice is determined to continue his legacy of supporting law enforcement officers and protecting the right to be safe. President Bush’s memory will live on, not just in the history books, but in the hearts of a grateful nation. "

Press Release Number: 
18 - 1602
Updated December 5, 2018