Trump calls Bob Dole 'a true American hero'

Bob Dole to receive Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday afternoon

Bob Dole to receive Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday afternoon

Jerry Farley, president of Washburn University, said that attending the ceremony in the Capitol rotunda was "amazing and overwhelming" given that those who run Washington, D.C. were in one place at the same time to honor Dole.

"If there's anyone who has mistakenly attached themselves to our party in the belief that we are not open to citizens of every race and religion, then let me remind you", Dole said during his acceptance speech at the 1996 Republican National Convention. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, in remarks at the event. Speaking directly to Dole, Roberts said the fact that everybody in the Senate voted in favor of the medal was a testament to the type of person Dole is.

There was no shortage of stories about Dole's heroism serving in World War II. The design features the inscriptions "SON OF KANSAS", "SOLDIER", "STATESMAN", and "BOB DOLE". His wife, Elizabeth Dole, also a former US senator, then read a prepared speech that emphasized taking the "long view" of American leadership, including the need for compromise.

Former U.S. Senator and Republican stalwart Bob Dole said Wednesday he is "extremely honored" to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Previous recipients have included former presidents, including George Washington, as well as actors, entertainers, inventors and some foreign dignitaries.

Dole is considered one of his party's best dealmakers, a distinction Trump has given himself, as well. But Kansas' congresswoman Lynn Jenkins says its Dole who deserves the most thanks. Trump, meanwhile, was mired in a pitched budget battle that threatened to end in a government shutdown at week's end.

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He also reportedly said he wished he would have killed more law enforcement officers as he smiled and laughed. He eventually crawled out of the house with a suicide note that asked God for forgiveness.

Dole supported Trump for president.

After leaving the Senate, Dole became more visible and busy than ever, as an author, political commentator, commercial spokesman, and television personality. I can not think of anyone more deserving of a Congressional Gold Medal than the Senator. "I thank you for presenting it to me".

Dole first came to Congress in 1961, having been elected to represent the 1st Congressional District of Kansas.

By then, he had begun collecting more of the nation's highest honors.

Bronze replicas of the medal are authorized by Congress under Public Law No: 115-60 and are available from the United States Mint.

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