Monday, March 10, 2014

Defending Bob Dole

Reporter Andrea Mitchell asks Senator (and former Prisoner of War) John McCain about recent remarks from Senator Ted Cruz about World War II veteran Bob Dole.  Serving in Italy in 1944, Dole was severely injured by German shrapnel and still suffers paralysis in his right arm.

Cruz attempted to discredit Dole as a voice of reason in his party.  Dole, however, has a long record of public service even after his military career.  Dole served in the United States House of Representative from 1961 to 1969 and the US Senate from 1969 to 1996.  In 1996, President Bill Clinton won reelection over Ross Perot as the Reform Party candidate and Bob Dole as the Republican nominee.  
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