Dec 06 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passing of former Senator Bob Dole.
“Like most in his generation, Bob Dole was willing to sacrifice everything for his country.
“As a soldier, he suffered horrendous injuries for the cause of defeating Nazi Germany.
“As a political leader, he was one of the strongest voices for a strong national defense and made America a better place.
“He was instrumental in the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act because he understood their needs.
“He led the Republican Party with honor and passion for common-sense conservatism.
“He found middle ground when required for the good of our nation.
“On a personal note, he was a dear friend and served as Chair of my first campaign for the Senate. He was always helpful and supportive.
“Bob Dole was one of the giants of the Senate and one of the bravest of the brave. He has now reaped the benefits of a well-lived life and eternal peace in heaven.
“To Elizabeth and the entire Dole clan: please know that millions of Americans have you in their prayers. Bob Dole was loved and respected, and his life was as good as it gets.”