WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden paid a go to Saturday to former Sen. Bob Dole, days after the World Conflict II veteran and 1996 Republican presidential nominee introduced he’d been identified with stage 4 lung cancer.
Biden, who served within the Senate with Dole for greater than 20 years, arrived Saturday afternoon on the Watergate advanced the place Dole, 97, and his spouse, Elizabeth, have maintained a longtime residence. The White Home described Dole as a “shut good friend” of the president.
“He’s doing nicely,” Biden mentioned of Dole, after departing Holy Trinity Catholic Church later Saturday night.
Dole mentioned this week he plans to start present process remedy on Monday.
“Whereas I actually have some hurdles forward, I additionally know that I be a part of tens of millions of People who face important well being challenges of their very own,” he mentioned in a press release asserting his diagnosis.
Dole, a local of Russell, Kansas, represented the state in Congress for nearly 36 years earlier than resigning from the Senate in 1996 to problem Democratic President Invoice Clinton.
Dole had unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in 1980 and 1988, and he was President Gerald Ford’s vice presidential working mate in 1976, when Ford misplaced to Democrat Jimmy Carter.