Washington (CNN)People set politics aside Tuesday evening following news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died, wishing the family well and offering condolences.
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also issued a statement, in which they said Bush was “a remarkable woman.”
“She had grit and grace, brains and beauty. She was fierce and feisty in support of her family and friends, her country and her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory,” the statement said.
Bush was only the second woman in American history to have had a husband — George H.W. Bush — and a son — George W. Bush — elected President (Abigail Adams was the first).
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