Richard C. Shelby

12/05/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2021 13:16

Shelby Statement on the Passing of Bob Dole

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement on the passing of his close friend and former colleague, Senator Bob Dole:

"I am very saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Dole, who left an indelible impact on our nation. He was a close friend and mentor to me in the Senate. A decorated World War II veteran, former Senate Majority Leader, Republican vice presidential nominee, and Republican presidential nominee - Bob served our country with honor. He was a bastion of conservative principles for more than a generation. I am confident his legacy will live on well past his time. My wife, Annette, and I send our deepest condolences to his wife, Elizabeth, and their family."