To the editor:
With former Sen. Bob Dole looking on from his wheelchair on Tuesday, Kansas Sens. Moran and Roberts joined 36 other Republicans and voted against the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, which would have added the United States to a treaty of over 120 other nations around the world calling for equal rights for those with disabilities. It would not have moved us to align with the world, but instead asks the world to catch up with us and the rights former Sen. Dole fought so hard to secure.
Eight GOP senators joined all of the Democrats supporting the convention. But the fact that 38 GOP senators including two from Kansas could look down on Bob Dole as they entered the chamber and vote to tarnish his legacy shows that the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower no longer exists. There is no principle left in the Grand Old Party, only hysteria and ignorance. Shame on you.