WASHINGTON - The DC Republican Party issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush:
José Cunningham, Chairman of the DC Republican Party, noted, "The DC GOP joins the nation in mourning the loss of a national treasure. Our prayers are with the entire Bush family at the passing of their beloved Barbara Bush, who dedicated her life to helping others. Americans of all political persuasions were touched by Mrs. Bush's dignity, grace, and life of extraordinary public service.
In her now-famous address for the 1990 Commencement at Wellesley College, she reminded graduates to treasure their human connections above worldly concerns: 'At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent.'
And at the end of her life, Barbara Bush had no cause for regret. Indeed, she gave her family and all Americans a lifetime worth celebrating.
Rest in peace, Barbara Bush. You leave a substantial legacy and you will be missed."