‘A True Example of Integrity and Grace’: The Political World Mourns Nancy Reagan’s Passing


The death of Nancy Reagan shook the political world today, and immediately Twitter was flooded with mournful messages on the loss of the former First Lady and celebrations of her life and time in public office.

Her own stepson, Michael Reagan, was one of the first to post on Twitter about his mother’s passing:

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama released a statement on her life and legacy:

Both President George W. Bush and his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, both released statements earlier today:

Hillary and Bill Clinton released a joint statement:

Current and former Republican candidates posted their heartfelt messages as well:

Even the RNC released a statement:

Plenty of reporters and conservative pundits praised the life and work of the former first lady as well:

During NBC News’ special report today, Tom Brokaw got very personal in his reflection on her life and her final months:

And, of course, no Nancy Reagan retrospective would be complete without one of the greatest moments in American political history:

Rest in peace, Mrs. Reagan.

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