Sen. Bob Dole hospitalized
posted at 7:29 pm on November 27, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham
Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and longtime leader of Senate Republicans, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Hospital, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday.
“He is at Walter Reed not for a checkup,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “He is there because he is infirm. He is sick.”
Reid spoke after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, read a letter from Dole urging passage of the Convention of Persons with Disabilities, or CPRD, which is focused on rights for the disabled. Dole, who is 89, sustained an injury in World War II that left his right arm shattered.