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Biden praises Dole as 'man to be admired,' says he'll miss his friend

Added 12-05-21 03:22:02pm EST - “President Biden praised former Sen. Bob Dole on Sunday as "an American statesman like few in our history," after the longtime lawmaker died at age 98.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden praises Dole as ‘man to be admired,’ says he’ll miss his friend”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Biden praised former Sen. Bob Dole on Sunday as “an American statesman like few in our history,” after the longtime lawmaker died at age 98.

“Bob was a man to be admired by Americans,” Mr. Biden said in a statement. “He had an unerring sense of integrity and honor. May God bless him, and may our nation draw upon his legacy of decency, dignity, good humor, and patriotism for all time.”

A decorated World War II veteran, Mr. Dole served alongside Mr. Biden in the Senate from 1973 to 1996, when the Kansas Republican became the GOP’s presidential nominee. He lost in the general election to President Bill Clinton.

“Bob was … a war hero and among the greatest of the Greatest Generation,” the president said. “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. 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.”

The president said although he and Mr. Dole often disagreed, “he never hesitated to work with me or other Democrats when it mattered most.”

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