WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the below statement following the passing of President George H.W. Bush:

“America has lost a true leader. George H.W. Bush was the last World War II veteran to serve as President. He was a true statesman, and he treated both his friends and rivals with grace and dignity. He also viewed the world through the lens of history, which was often the guiding force in his approach to diplomacy. His commitment to country was unshakeable, and he instilled this value in his own children. My prayers are with the entire Bush family today.”