Statement: Gavin Newsom on the passing of President George H.W. Bush


(SACRAMENTO) - California Lt. Governor and Governor-elect, Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush:

"President George H.W. Bush, and his wife Barbara, exemplified public service through decency, civility and honor. He represented the best of the Greatest Generation, serving his country in battle and then, as a civilian, answering duty's call anew. In public life he built bridges, championed the Americans with Disabilities Act, and stood with America's immigrant communities. After his presidency, he was a voice for unity and civic engagement, leading the Points of Light Foundation and inspiring hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the country. The United States of America has lost a bright civic light tonight, and Jennifer and I send the Bush family and the nation our sincere condolences."