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Md Lawmakers salute President Bush

December 5th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Maryland lawmakers mourned the loss of George Herbert Walker Bush  this week, commending the 41st president as a decent man who bravely served his country. Bush, 94, died Nov. 30 at his home in Houston. His body will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday, when a state funeral service is held at Washington National Cathedral.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, said in a tweet Tuesday that he had told reporters earlier that Bush “is the quintessential example of what those of us in public service ought to be.”

 

“He respected our institutions, practiced civility, expected courtesy and gave it to others,” said Hoyer, who is expected to be elected the House majority leader next month.

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, said then-Vice President Bush made a memorable trip to Annapolis when Cardin was speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Cardin told Capital News Service in an interview that legislators gave Bush a tie during his visit, and he immediately put it on, giving Cardin the tie he had been wearing.

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