Congressman Al Green's Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Dec 1, 2018

(Houston, TX) - Congressman Al Green released the following statement regarding the passing of 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush on Friday, November 30, 2018:  

"Shortly after being elected to Congress, I was pleasantly surprised when I received a statement indicating that former President George H.W. Bush desired to meet with me. After overcoming my sense of disbelief, I honored his request and had a private meeting with him in Houston, Texas. It was much longer than I expected and ended with him giving me some sage advice: because others will have an agenda for you, one of your most difficult challenges will be setting an agenda for yourself. Truer words were never spoken.

‪"President George H.W. Bush, may you rest in peace knowing your legacy of service, dignity, and respectability are among the hallmarks of your presidency. The presidency didn’t define you. You defined your presidency. My condolences to his family and friends."