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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Statement from Attorney General Sessions on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions released the following statement on the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush:

“Barbara Bush was a symbol around the country—and across the world—of dignity, humanity and strength,” Attorney General Sessions said. “She spoke her mind and used her position and her popularity to advocate for causes that benefit all of us, like literacy and civil rights. In many ways, Barbara formed the core of the Bush family, projecting without affectation her own dignity and grace whatever the events around her. It was an honor for me to continue to serve as United States Attorney under President Bush. I join the rest of the country in offering my condolences to the Bush family and in lifting them up in prayer at this difficult time.”

Press Release Number: 
18 - 497
Updated April 18, 2018