When the nation lost Nancy Reagan at the age of 94 this Sunday, they lost a true lady and one of the greatest of all First Ladies. Many attribute her passion and devotion to helping make Ronald Reagan one of the greatest presidents of all time as well. Now as the nation mourns this gracious woman, here are 5 short tributes from prominent Republicans, according to Newsmax:
FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. AND BARBARA BUSH: "Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Reagan, and we take comfort that they will be united once more."
FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. AND LAURA BUSH: "Mrs. Reagan was fiercely loyal to her beloved husband, and that devotion was matched only by her devotion to our country. During her time as first lady and since, she worked to fight drug abuse and raise awareness about breast cancer."
FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER NEW GINGRICH: "She was a remarkable sidekick to Ronald Reagan. She supported him totally at every stage. Those who know her well know how magnificently she rose to the challenge of Alzheimer's and how much she did to try to make the president's last years comfortable."
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL: "In many ways the Reagan love story was classic Hollywood, but it was unmistakably human, too. Hands intertwined, Nancy and Ron rose to the pinnacle of political power, weathered cancer and personal heartbreak, and braved the depths of Alzheimer's cold embrace — always together. I know every American felt Nancy's immense pain when she, kissing Ronnie's casket, mouthed a tearful farewell to the best friend she once said she couldn't imagine life without."
FORMER CALIF. GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: "Nancy Reagan was one of my heroes. She served as first lady with unbelievable power, class, and grace and left her mark on the world. She's with her Ronnie now, but those of us she left behind will miss her dearly."
What would you add about the former First Lady?