Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on the Senate floor on Tuesday that Bob Dole, 1996 presidential candidate and Senate GOP leader, has been hospitalized. Dole is 89.
"He is at Walter Reed not for a checkup," Reid said, according to CBS News. "He is there because he is infirm. He is sick."
UPDATE: NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports that Dole is doing "very well" and will be released on Wednesday.
Aide to 89 yr old former Sen.Bob Dole says he "will be discharged tomorrow (from Walter Reed)He's doing very well."— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) November 27, 2012