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Texas Leaders Express Support For Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Different local political personalities highlighted her character and strength

In this file photo from Friday, March 18, 2005, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to her son, President George W. Bush, as he speaks on Social Security reform in Orlando, Fla. The wife of former President George H.W. Bush is in “failing health,” a Bush family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old former first lady has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

After  a Bush family spokesman said Sunday that former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, Texas leaders expressed their support to her and o the Bush family.

Congressman Al Green said his prayers were with the family, and that the Bushes still have an impact in Houston.

 

 

Spokesman Jim McGrath said in a news release.“Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care,” 

McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush’s health problems. She has been treated for decades for Graves’ disease, which is a thyroid condition.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott also tweeted in support of the former First Lady.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also had words of sympathy.

 

The 92-year-old former First Lady has been a strong advocate for literacy for decades… through her foundation.

She is now resting at home with her family in Houston.

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