As the country mourns the death of former President George H.W. Bush, those who served with him on Capitol Hill are sharing their interactions and memories of the 41st president.
Former Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey were elected to the U.S. Senate the same year that Bush took the nation’s highest seat in 1989. He says in an ideal world, more people would be like the former president.
Kerry says, “His father, Prescott served the artillery in the first World War. President Bush served in the Second World War and was a pilot that was shot down, they were men of service. They cared deeply about the country. Bush came in to the CIA and established order there in the struggle of the consequences of some of the disclosures that occurred in the early 1970’s. He was just a wonderful human being and we were lucky to have him serving our country.”
Kerrey says there is a nostalgic feeling toward President Bush and the kindness and goodness of the man, maybe others will aspire to be more like him.