Celebrities and politicians react to Barbara Bush’s death

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Former First Lady and adopted mother of Texas Barbara Bush died tonight at the age of 92. The matriarch of a political dynasty served as FLOTUS from 1989 to 1993. Her foundation, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literac, raised millions of dollars for afterschool programs, scholarships, mentor programs and supporting local libraries.

Here’s how politicians and celebrities honored Barbara Bush's life on Twitter.

 

Barack Obama, 44th president

 

Karen Pence, second lady of the U.S.

 

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans defensive end

 

Bill Clinton, 42nd president

 

Joe Straus, speaker of the Texas House of Representatives

 

Donald Trump, 45th president

 

Bernie Sanders, senator from Vermont

 

Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. representative from Maryland

 

Tim Kaine, senator from Virginia

 

The Women’s March

 

Joel Osteen, megachurch pastor

 

Keith Ellison, U.S. representative from Minnesota and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee

 

Katie Couric, journalist

 

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and son of Barbara Bush

 

George W. Bush, 43rd president and son of Barbara Bush

 

George H.W. Bush, 41st president and husband of Barbara Bush