Politicians from across the aisle mourn Bob Dole’s death

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.): “While he was wounded many times while serving as a fighter pilot, he never left that cockpit.” Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.): “The best of American leadership, the credibility of American…

Politicians from across the aisle mourn Bob Dole’s death

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.): “While he was wounded many times while serving as a fighter pilot, he never left that cockpit.”

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.): “The best of American leadership, the credibility of American example, and the treasure of American diplomacy is now at risk in Washington, D.C.”

“Mr. Dole was the highest-ranking senator ever to win a presidential nomination,” Black said. “He was and always will be the conscience of the Senate.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): “We all owe our gratitude to Bob Dole for his courage and sacrifice during the Vietnam War. He was a hero who deserves the highest respect.

“Every American should know Bob Dole personally and forever. We are grateful for his leadership and his sacrifice and we honor him, and we pray for his family.”

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.): “Bob Dole was a unique man, a citizen of the world. He served honorably as a warrior during the Korean War, then became a husband and father. And he spent nearly three decades in the Senate where he continued to reflect a uniquely American faith in the service of public service and in the work that can be done across the country.

“He was considered a great leader who represented the finest of American values.”

Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio): “It’s a time of great loss in our country as a whole and especially in my home state. Bob’s life, like that of so many others who have done so much for the people of this country, has truly left an impact on the world.

“I have been a colleague of Bob Dole for a number of years. I know what a dedicated and caring person he was, and I have been so lucky to have known him. He will be sorely missed. I pray that his family, friends and fellow service members and veterans, all of whom he helped, will find solace in the knowledge that he devoted his life to serving the people of this country and fighting for its greatest ideals.

“I am heartbroken to learn of his passing.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.): “I have known Bob Dole for over 30 years, but I still call him my friend. I will miss him greatly. He was an example of strength and character. His life was one of honor and commitment. He was a warrior and a statesman and a true American hero.”

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