Bob Dole gives George H.W. Bush standing salute, rising from his wheelchair

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn | Fox News

Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole joins mourners as former President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole was helped out of his wheelchair Tuesday afternoon to salute the American flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush.

Dole, 95, arrived at the Capitol Rotunda — where Bush will lie in state until Wednesday — pushed in his wheelchair by an aide. Once at the casket's side, the aide helped Dole stand. And as he was steadied, Dole raised his left arm and saluted.

A longtime senator and congressman from Kansas, Dole was then helped back into his wheelchair where he sat for several moments in front of the casket of his former colleague. Like Bush, Dole is also a World War II veteran. He was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996.


Watch Mr. Dole's moment at the Capitol here...



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