Georgia officials react to Queen Elizabeth II’s death at age of 96

Queen Elizabeth II dies at age of 96, reaction
Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 2:04 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Reactions began pouring in after it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96.

Former President Jimmy Carter, who met the Queen in 1977, sent the following:

Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II and the citizens of the United Kingdom. Her dignity, graciousness, and sense of duty have been an inspiration, and we join the millions around the world in mourning a remarkable leader.

Gov. Brian P. Kemp tweeted a statement:

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens also released a statement:

Atlanta City Hall and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will illuminate in her honor.

The members of the Atlanta City Council also released a statement:

Our deepest sympathies are with the family of Queen Elizabeth II and the people of Britain. Her reign represents an incredible longevity, one that spanned more than a dozen presidential administrations and prime ministerships. Through it all, she remained committed to the obligations as the sovereign of a nation and was a witness to a transformational time in the histories of both Britain and the United States. She inspired countless people across the world and in many ways, was the embodiment of grace, diplomacy, and duty to country.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted about the Queen: