Longtime Senator Bob Dole to lie in state in ... Longtime Senator Bob Dole to lie in state in Capitol Longtime Senator Bob Dole to lie in state in Capitol Former senator, presidential candidate and war veteran Bob Dole will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, Democratic leaders announced Monday. Dole died in his sleep at home in Washington, D.C., early Sunday. He was 98. Thursday will be the senator's final trip to the building where he spent 30 years serving in both the House and Senate. Lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda is reserved for prestigious lawmakers and citizens. Dole was honored by his former Senate colleagues Monday. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell commended Dole's career fighting for food security and those with disabilities. McConnell said Dole was a "genuine hero from Kansas who helped satisfy our nation's thirst for leadership, who was steeped in homespun American values and proud of it." Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also acknowledged Dole's patriotism on the Senate floor. "I always admired his steadfast advocacy for veterans, Americans with disabilities, and his love for his country," Schumer said. Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole holds a gas nozzle and says "It's out of gas just like Bill Clinton," as . . . read the full article here.
Keywords: senate, state, capitol, dole, bob, lie, rotunda, senator, announced, leader
DATE: 1988, Monday, 30 years, February, Saturday, Thursday, May 11, 1996, early Sunday, Three years ago
NORP: American, Americans, Democratic, Republican
EVENT: World War II
CARDINAL: 4, 98