Congressman Fred Upton shared his thoughts Sunday on the passing of long-time Senator, WWII veteran, and former Presidential nominee Bob Dole.
Upton said that he longed for the respected and “class” days of Bob Dole. The congressman said he knew that Dole was frustrated with the chaos of the current Congress.
Upton worked out of Dole’s Capitol office when he was a White House staffer, and said he witnessed firsthand “his leadership to get things done with both sides of the aisle.”
Upton praised Dole’s service and his enduring love for the country, calling him an inspiration.
I long for the respected and “class” days of Bob Dole and know he was mighty frustrated with the chaos of the current Congress. As a White House staffer, I worked out of his Capitol office for years and witnessed firsthand his leadership to get things done… https://t.co/Hc3vD2HD3F
— Rep. Fred Upton (@RepFredUpton) December 5, 2021
Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement:
“One of the greats of the Greatest Generation, courageous in war, humble and civil in peace, Senator Bob Dole believed in the American people, our system, and our way of life. He spent a lifetime working through institutions to serve others, especially his fellow veterans. His life should remind us all that common decency and public virtue is not a hindrance to political success. May peace be with Mr. Dole’s family, and may Bob Dole – an authentic American Hero – forever rest in peace.”