Former President George Bush felt “disgusted” after seeing the riots that occurred at the Capitol on Jan. 6, he told the Texas Tribune.

“I can’t remember what I was doing, but … I was sick to my stomach … to see our nation’s Capitol being stormed by hostile forces,” he says. “And it really disturbed me to the point where I did put out a statement, and I’m still disturbed when I think about it.”

The interview, which was recorded Feb. 24 and streamed online March 18, was part of the SXSW Online 2021 festival. It was the first event in the Preston Hollow neighbor’s promotional tour of his new book, “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.”

Bush told the Tribune he postponed the release of his book until after the election season.

Included in the book are painted portraits of 43 immigrants — such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dirk Nowitzki, Madeleine Albright and Bush family housekeeper Paula Rendón — along with written blurbs about each one.

The book is set to be released April 20, and an exhibit of his portraits will open at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.


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