45th President Donald J. Trump issued a statement via email on Sunday following the passing of former Republican U.S. Senator from Kansas and GOP presidential candidate, Bob Dole.
“Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years,” said his family in a statement from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.
“Bob Dole was an American war hero and true patriot for our Nation. He served the Great State of Kansas with honor and the Republican Party was made stronger by his service,” President Trump said in a statement from “The Office of Donald J. Trump”.
“Our Nation mourns his passing, and our prayers are with Elizabeth and his wonderful family,” the 45th President expressed.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Dole was being treated for advanced lung cancer. Joe Biden visited Dole shortly before his diagnosis in February, The Epoch Times reported.
“While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” Dole said in a statement in February.
Dole served as top Republican in the Senate for some 11 years — a feat beaten only by current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — and is one of only eight senators in history to have received a Congressional Gold Medal.
This is an excerpt from The Epoch Times.
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