With a ceremony in the American Capitol, the members of the Congress said farewell to the late former president George H.W. Bush. President Trump brought the coffin a final greeting Monday night.
The body of the late Bush senior was transferred from Texas to Washington DC with Air Force One and is currently laid out in the Capitol. Citizens can say goodbye to him on Wednesday.
For the White House, Vice President Mike Pence praised the merits of the 41st President of the USA, who ruled the country from 1989 to 1993. “President Bush accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and under his leadership, America won the Cold War,” said Pence.
“When George Herbert Walker Bush retired as president, he left America and the world more peaceful, prosperous and safer.”
The party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, called Bush a “hero.”
“During the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, he kept us on course.” The President of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, spoke of “a great patriot.”
Bush will be buried in Texas next to his wife Barbara, who died in April of this year.