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Bob Dole will lie in state as honors senator

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Key Takeaway:

  • Bob Dole’s casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol as congressional leaders honor the Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served there for 36 years.
  • The U.S. Capitol is considered suitable to pay final tribute to its eminent citizens by keeping their remains lie in state.

On Thursday, Sen. Bob Dole’s casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol as congressional leaders honor the Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served there for 36 years.

Bob Dole’s casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol as congressional leaders honor the Republican presidential candidate. Image: Reuters

He died on this Sunday at the age of 98. He was a leader famous for his caustic wit, which he often turned on himself but did not hesitate to turn on others. He analyzed tax and foreign policy and worked hard to help the disabled, enshrining protections against discrimination in education, employment, and public services in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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The U.S. Capitol is considered suitable to pay final tribute to its eminent citizens by keeping their remains lie in state.

Dole, from Kansas, had won the Republican nomination in 1996 but then was defeated when President Bill Clinton won a second term. He was also a 1976 GOP vice presidential candidate on the losing ticket with President Gerald Ford.

Charging a position in northern Italy in 1945, Dole was hit by a shell fragment that damaged two vertebrae and paralyzed his arms and legs. The young Army leader spent three years recovering in a hospital and never regained his right hand.

Source-CTV News

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