Politicians Mourn, Pay Tribute to Nancy Reagan on Twitter

By The Stream Published on March 6, 2016

Reaction has been pouring in to the death of Nancy Reagan, who has passed away today at the age of 94 from congestive heart failure.

Leading the way, her stepson, talk show host Michael Reagan:

President George W. Bush and his wife Laura released an official statement:

Former First Lady Barbara Bush said:

“Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Reagan, and we take comfort that they will be reunited once more. George and I send our prayers and condolences to her family.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, who’s been attempting to pick up the Reagan mantle in his campaign for President remembered the great romance shared between Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump added his thoughts:

As did Marco Rubio:

The 2012 Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney said in a Facebook post:

With the passing of Nancy Reagan, we say a final goodbye to the days of Ronald Reagan. With charm, grace, and a passion for America, this couple reminded us of the greatness and the endurance of the American experiment. Some underestimate the influence of a First Lady but from Martha and Abigail through Nancy and beyond, these women have shaped policy, strengthened resolve, and drawn on our better angels. God and Ronnie have finally welcomed a choice soul home.

His fellow Republican candidate for president John McCain said this: “Nancy Reagan was an example to us all of graciousness, loyalty and dignity in good times and bad.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger — like Ronald Reagan, an actor-turned-GOP Governor of California — expressed his grief at the loss of one of his “heroes.”

And the Democratic candidates also jumped in:

President Obama paid tribute:

 

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