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Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:38 PM

Biden to attend services for Bob Dole

Source: The Hill

President Biden will attend the late Sen. Bob Dole's (R-Kansas) funeral on Friday at the Washington National Cathedral, Dole's family announced Tuesday. Biden will join other former U.S. presidents at a memorial service at the cathedral, though it's not clear which ones will attend. It was also not clear if Biden would speak.

Biden served with Dole in the Senate for more than 20 years and remembered him as a "friend” and “an American statesman like few in our history.” The two visited in February at the Watergate in Washington, D.C., after Dole had announced his lung cancer diagnosis.

Dole died on Sunday at 98. The former senator disclosed in February that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and would be undergoing treatment.

Following Friday's memorial service, there will be a celebration of life at the World War II Memorial. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie and Tom Hanks will all speak. Dole’s body will then be flown to Kansas.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/584769-biden-to-attend-services-for-bob-dole

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Reply Biden to attend services for Bob Dole (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Dec 7 OP
bearsfootball516 Dec 7 #1
left-of-center2012 Dec 7 #2
Lonestarblue Dec 7 #3
madinmaryland Dec 7 #8
Deuxcents Dec 7 #4
Delmette2.0 Dec 7 #9
twodogsbarking Dec 7 #5
TomSlick Dec 7 #6
Red Mountain Dec 7 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:43 PM

1. What a stark difference.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 05:51 PM

2. "Biden will join other former U.S. presidents at a memorial service at the cathedral ..."

" ... though it's not clear which ones will attend."

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:06 PM

3. Trump won't attend because no one would let him speak.

All he would do is rant and rave about a stolen election and ruin any ceremony.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:22 PM

8. Clinton I and II, Obama, and W.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:55 PM

4. I'm curious..

It seems more of our leaders have acknowledged his accomplishments n ability to work across political lines but hardly anything from his party. Have I missed something? I watched Lawrence O’Donnel last night n his guest who was his chief of staff..sorry..Shiela but I forgot her last name. The party of Mr Dole has changed and it shows. Personally, I never voted for him but am grateful for his impact on programs like SS. Wonder who from his party will honor him.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 10:16 PM

9. It was Shiela Burke.

My own note about Mr. Dole was when he was in the Senate as a guest, when a bill was up for a vote. I can't remember which one, I do remember so many Repugs walking past him and not one said anything to him air acknowledged he was there.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:08 PM

5. Biden to skip funeral to go golfing. Oh wait, that was TFG.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:17 PM

6. Of course he will.

That's what a decent person would do.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:21 PM

7. I wish we could expect normal

moving forward.

Depends on FOX and how they spin this, I guess. Or Newsmax. Or whatever else that poisons the minds of a significant percentage of our citizens and is destroying our nation.

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