The Democratic Leader of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan pay their respects to former US President George H.W. Bush at the US Capitol during a ceremony in Washington, DC.
The Democratic Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi and Speaker of the American House of Representatives Paul Ryan pay their respects to former US President George H.W. Bush at the US Capitol during a ceremony in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
Former President George H.W. Bush’s body arrived in Washington, DC, yesterday. He will be in the state of Capitol Rotunda by Wednesday morning. It is an honor reserved for government officials and military officers.
At the same time, Democrats and Republicans remain locked in a shutdown on the funding of President Donald Trump’s border wall that could trigger a partial government shutdown in the coming days.
But for at least a few hours the two parties seemed to put their political differences apart.
Last night, at a ceremony held in rounds, Capitol Hills united the highest republican and democratic legislature to hire former president.
Later Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate’s minority leader Chuck Schumer stood side by side as a wreath was placed next to the coffin. In another picture of unity, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi made the same several minutes later and stood next to each other when a second wreath was placed.