Speaker Ryan Announces When George Bush Will Lie in State

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Posted: Dec 01, 2018 7:32 PM
Speaker Ryan Announces When George Bush Will Lie in State

House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that President George H. W. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol this week, giving Americans a final chance to pay their respects. The 41st president passed away peacefully in his home in Houston Friday night.

Ryan recognized the late president on Saturday, along with several other prominent lawmakers and presidents. Here were just a few of those messages.

The New York Times reports that Bush Senior's final hours were peaceful ones.

“I can’t even hardly talk about it without welling up,” said Bush's former secretary of state, James A. Baker III, who was at his side Friday. “It was as gentle a passing as I think you could ever expect anyone to have. And he was ready.”

Bush 41's last words to his eldest son, former President George W. Bush were, "I love you, too."