KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole died early Sunday morning at the age of 98.
Dole served in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996. He previously announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this year.
Dole overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate, and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans.
During his 36-year career on Capitol Hill, Dole became one of the most influential legislators and party leaders in the Senate, combining a talent for compromise with a caustic wit, which he often turned on himself but didn’t hesitate to turn on others, too.
Below are some of the several statements made by politicians about Dole’s passing.
All six living U.S. Presidents have also made statements regarding Dole’s passing.
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