FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Tom Daschle and Christine Todd Whitman, Co-Chairs of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Bob Dole:
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, colleague, and American hero, Senator Bob Dole. Senator Dole was a bellwether in Congress to young and old, dedicated to his fellow citizens and country, and unwavering in his commitment to principled service and respect for others. As a member of the Greatest Generation and decorated veteran, he honored the legacies of those lost in the defense of freedom and democracy. He was a champion for civility and decorum at the highest levels throughout his career and his dedication to bipartisanship resulted in the greatest legislative achievements of our time – from his critical support of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, to his fierce advocacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act, his groundbreaking work on the Social Security Commission, and the McGovern-Dole Program to eradicate child hunger, among countless others.
”May we strive to uphold the virtues Senator Dole embodied in his life and work, to pass on these lessons, and to continue to grow together as a nation in his memory.
“We are immensely grateful for the time we shared. May we strive to uphold the virtues Senator Dole embodied in his life and work, to pass on these lessons, and to continue to grow together as a nation in his memory.”