Bush family members return to Capitol Rotunda, greet mourners

Bush family members return to Capitol Rotunda, greet mourners

Photo by Paul Morse/Office of George H.W. Bush
WASHINGTON — Members of the family of the late George H.W. Bush returned Tuesday evening to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, where the body of the 41st president is lying in state, and greeted mourners.
Former President George W. Bush, his brother former Florida Gov. Jush Bush, their sister, Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, former First Lady Laura Bush, former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush, were among those in the clan who were spotted.
They seemed to be in good spirits and many family members were smiling as they shook hands with members of the public who had come to pay their respects to the late commander-in-chief.
The 43rd president drew laughs several times from people in the crowd and at one point even posed for a photo with a baby. After a few minutes, the family departed.
Earlier President Donald Trump went to Blair House to meet with the former president and first lady. The White House said Trump had invited the family to stay at Blair House, which is usually reserved for visiting dignitaries and incoming first families. The former first couple and Secret Service agents were spotted on the building’s grounds Monday evening.
Laura and George W. Bush wait on the U.S. Capitol steps as the casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, is brought inside for a service on Monday evening. The former first couple returned to the Rotunda, where the body is lying in state, Tuesday evening in an unannounced visit and greeted mourners who came to pay their respects. (Paul Morse/Office of George H.W. Bush)
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