Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is calling for increased civility and bipartisanship in Congress. Dole made his comments Friday after Kansas honored him by giving him the first spot on a new "Walk of Honor" at the Statehouse in Topeka.
Both Dole, now 88, and his wife, Elizabeth, attended the 45-minute event. Gov. Sam Brownback and Sen. Pat Roberts praised Dole as someone who worked with members of both parties as a congressional leader.
Dole, a Russell native, served more than 35 years in Congress and was the 1996 Republican presidential nominee. He is a Russell native, recently named by a panel of Kansas historians as one of the state's 25 most notable figures.
He said he wants more civility and trust in the U.S. Senate.