Kentucky lawmakers pay their respects to President George H.W. Bush

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WASHINGTON (WKYT) - Hundreds of dignitaries attended the funeral service at the national cathedral for President George H.W. Bush.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin paid his respects, calling it an honor to represent the Commonwealth.

Gov. Bevin said Bush served the country proudly.

"George Bush, the 41st president, was a class act, " Gov. Bevin said. "He really was. He was a man of grace and dignity, and he represented America well, and it was a privilege to be here and pay my respects."

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke about the former president while on the Senate floor Wednesday.

His team also released this video as a tribute to the 41st president of the United States.

Congressman Andy Barr says he remembers Bush his love of country.

"We've lost a great patriot, a great statesman, and a gentleman. George H.W. Bush was a gentleman statesman," said Rep. Barr. "He was someone who cared deeply about service to his country, patriotism. His whole life was built on service to this country."

Read our full coverage of Bush's funeral services Wednesday here.

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