It is appalling that 27-year old Eric Ulrich would mock Senator Bob Dole in such a rude and vulgar way.
Senator Dole was horribly wounded in Italy in 1945, while fighting to free Europe from Hitler and the Nazis, and permanently lost the use of his right arm. Few expected him to survive his injuries, and he spent over a year in military hospitals while doctors struggled to rebuild his damaged body.
For anyone to mock Senator Dole and make references to his anatomy in such a way is beyond contempt.
It is especially cruel coming from someone so young, and so clearly lacking in respect, as Ulrich. His lack of maturity and lack of judgment disgusts us.
His past attacks on religious Americans – “Republicans aren’t all religious fundamentalists from Alabama; some of us are just normal” — were insulting and obnoxious.
But his comments yesterday about a great American hero like Bob Dole are a new low, even for him.
Shame on Eric Ulrich.