U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after former President George H.W. Bush passed away:
“George H.W. Bush loved this country and served it tirelessly and with a passion. As a naval aviator, an ambassador, director of the CIA, and as president of these great United States, George Bush put service to his nation and love for his family above all else. Kay and I have known the Bush family for a long time—dating back to their time in the Texas oil industry, traveling back and forth to Tulsa—and he was always a devoted husband and loving father. We were friends before we were in politics, and I am grateful for his friendship.
“Kay and I are praying for the entire Bush family as the nation mourns and honors one of America’s most loyal sons.”