This evening, Attorney General Sean Reyes released the following statement regarding the passing of Barbara Bush, wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush:
“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Barbara Bush – a larger than life political figure and the matriarch of the Bush family. She was a fierce advocate and a graceful public servant at the same time. Her commitment to her husband of over 70 years is, in and of itself, a testament of her character and devotion to her deep family values.
“Mrs. Bush’s legacy cannot be overlooked and her selfless dedication to improve our nation is woven into the history of our country. One of the first to join the front lines of the civil rights movement, she was not shy about sharing her opinions and beliefs surrounding tough issues of the times. Most notably, she poured her heart into fighting illiteracy and homelessness, believing that the two went hand in hand.
“Mrs. Bush was a remarkable individual and a great American. She showed us how to live a full life, committed to issues, but above all putting family first. Her influence will be greatly missed.”