The former Senate Republican leader and 1996 presidential candidate, now 89, is at Walter Reed Hospital.
“He is at Walter Reed not for a checkup,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “He is there because he is infirm. He is sick.”
Shortly after Reid’s comments, however, an assistant to Dole told CBS News in an email that Dole will leave the hospital tomorrow after a “routine” procedure.
“He checked himself in for a routine procedure and will discharge tomorrow,” Dole’s assistant said. “Doing well and watching the CRPD debate on CSPAN 2.”
Reid spoke after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, read a letter from Dole urging passage of the Convention of Persons with Disabilities, or CPRD, which is focused on rights for the disabled. Dole, who is 89, sustained an injury in World War II that left his right arm shattered.