CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.

“George H.W. Bush’s life was defined by service to the country he loved, and he leaves behind a remarkable legacy,” said Corker. “His selfless service and devotion to family set an important example, not only during his time in elected office but long afterward of what it really means to lead. His character and decency were unparalleled, especially in the way he befriended political foes, reminding Americans that there is always more that unites us than divides us. Elizabeth and I cherish the memories we have of hosting George and Barbara at our home in Chattanooga and join the nation in celebrating the life of a faithful husband, father, grandfather, and statesman.”