Ex Sen. Bob Dole yacerá en el estado el jueves en la rotonda del Capitolio de EE. UU.

Presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., y el líder de la mayoría del Senado, Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., issued a joint statement announcing that the late senator and presidential candidate will lie in state Thursday and be honored with a formal arrival and departure ceremony.

Su. Bob Dole won the Republican nomination for president in 1996 but lost the election to Bill Clinton.

Su. Bob Dole won the Republican nomination for president in 1996 but lost the election to Bill Clinton. (Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

“Su. Dole was an extraordinary patriot, who devoted his entire life to serving our nation with dignity and integrity,” said Pelosi. “Putting his life on the line to defend our nation, he was awarded two Purple Hearts for his valor and sacrifice on the battlefield – and, when he came home, served as an inspiration to millions of Americans living with disabilities.

LONGTIME GOP SENATOR & PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BOB DOLE DEAD AT 98

From the well of the House to the floor of the Senate, as a presidential candidate and as an elder statesman, he was one of the foremost advocates for our service members, veterans and military families. May it be a comfort to his loving wife, his dear daughter and all his loved ones that a grateful nation joins them in mourning during this sad time.

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