China News Service, December 6th. According to a report by the US Chinese website, former U.S. Congressional Republican Senator Bob Dole (Bob Dole) passed away on the 5th local time at the age of 98.

  "Senator Robert Joseph Dole died in his sleep early this morning. When he died at the age of 98, he had served the United States loyally for 79 years." The Elizabeth Dole Foundation said in a statement.

  Dole said earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

"Although I will definitely encounter some obstacles, I also know that I, like millions of Americans, also face huge health challenges," he said in a statement in February.

  Dole served as a Senator of the Kansas State Congress from 1969 to 1996, and served as the majority leader of the Senate twice during that period.

In the 1996 presidential election, Dole also confronted Bill Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate at the time, but ultimately failed.

  Hamir, Deputy Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi, announced on December 5 that Pelosi had ordered the Capitol to be lowered to half mast to pay tribute to Dole.

  On that day, many parliamentarians and former officials paid tribute to Dole.

Former Vice President Pence wrote on Twitter: "Senator Bob Dole is a truly great man who has served the United States all his life. All of us who are lucky enough to know him will miss him deeply. ."

  Democrats also paid tribute to this World War II veteran.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Senator Bob Dole. Thank you for your contribution to our country on the battlefield and as a politician." A Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives wrote on Twitter. road.