Released by the office of U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) made the following remarks after attending the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum today:
“It was a pleasure to be in Dallas today to honor the service of President George W. Bush and to commemorate the grand opening of his presidential library and museum.
“I first met, then citizen, George W. Bush on the campaign trail for his father—he a loyal son and I a dedicated staffer for Senator Phil Gramm. Little did I know then that I was in the trenches with our future president. Even at that first meeting more than two decades ago, his integrity, deep faith, love of his family, and dedication to our great nation were evident. And it was those characteristics that guided his presidency.
“There are many defining moments in a presidency. Though history will ultimately judge his legacy, there will be no question that September 11, 2001 was one such moment for President Bush. Thanks to his leadership, resolve, and dedication to the safety and security of the American people, my eleven-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son live in a safer, more secure America and for that, I will always be grateful.”