By (Political Editor), Emma Stoltzfus (Video Editor)
Former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) died early Sunday morning, according to a social media post from family members. The Kansas native was 98 years old.
It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon. #RememberingBobDolepic.twitter.com/57NtGfqtmL
“This good man represented the finest of American values,” former President George W. Bush said in a statement. He defended them in uniform during World War II. He advanced them in the United States Senate. And he lived them out as a father, husband, and friend. I will always remember Bob’s salute to my late dad at the Capitol, and now we Bushes salute Bob and give thanks for his life of principled service.”