MUST SEE: Bob Dole Rises from Wheelchair, Gives ‘Standing Salute’ to President George H.W. Bush

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Former Senate Majority Leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole abruptly rose from his wheelchair Tuesday; giving former President George H.W. Bush a final salute as he lay in his flag-draped coffin.

The 95-year-old Republican arrived at the US Capitol in his wheelchair followed by an aide, but rose to his feet once beside the 41st President of the United States.

“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,” writes Fox News.

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