ILLINOIS – Several political figures are expressing their condolences after the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
From Governor Rauner to national figures former President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton, the loss of Reagan has been felt. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider released a statement commenting on how Nancy Reagan impacted the United States and will “forever be missed.”
“She will go down in history as a woman who, alongside her loving husband, helped steer our nation through many difficult days,” Schneider said.
Other Illinois politicians have taken to Twitter to express their condolences.
Nancy Reagan served our country with dignity and grace during her time in the White House and after. My thoughts are with her family today.
Governor Rauner also spoke about Reagan’s death on Sunday, March 6, and expressed his sympathies to her children and the rest of her family. He says she will be remembered for her “unwavering support” of the country and how she stood “as a pillar of strength to one of our nation’s greatest presidents.”
“As an advocate for anti-drug programs, she helped educate a generation, and she was a champion for Alzheimer’s research to find more treatments and a cure for the disease,” the Governor adds.
In a statement released Sunday, they wrote, “[Nancy Reagan’s] strength of character was legendary, particularly when tested by the attempted assassination of the President, and throughout his battle with Alzheimer’s.”
You can read more about Nancy Reagan’s passing here.