- Associated Press - Saturday, December 1, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have ordered government flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of George H.W. Bush.

Cuomo, a Democrat, said in a statement Saturday that the Republican president was “a great unifier of Americans, always putting country before party.” He said Bush showed “the compassion, decency and good humor that is often lacking in our politics today.”

On Twitter, de Blasio, also a Democrat, said Bush had “devoted his life to serving our nation.”

The 41st U.S. president died Friday at his Houston home. He was 94.

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