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Biden on Bob Dole: 'the greatest of the Greatest Generation'

Added 12-05-21 02:57:01pm EST - “President Biden honored the life and legacy of former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kansas) on Sunday, calling him "the greatest of the Greatest Generation."” - Thehill.com

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President BidenJoe BidenMarcus Garvey's descendants call for Biden to pardon civil rights leader posthumously GOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors MORE honored the life and legacy of former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kansas) on Sunday, calling him “the greatest of the Greatest Generation.”

Dole died in his sleep early Sunday morning at the age of 98, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced in a statement on Twitter. The former senator disclosed in February that he had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and would be undergoing treatment.

Biden on Sunday said Dole, whom he served alongside in the Senate for more than 20 years, was a “friend” and “an American statesman like few in our history.”

“A war hero and among the greatest of the Greatest Generation. And to me, he was also a friend whom I could look to for trusted guidance, or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves,” Biden added.

“I will miss my friend. But I am grateful for the times we shared, and for the friendship Jill and I and our family have built with Liddy and the entire Dole family,” he added. 

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