Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., speaks at Leonard L. Clary Community Center in Troy, Kan., Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
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Bob Dole to Chuck Todd: The Senate isn’t broken, but ‘badly bent’


Former Senate majority leader and one-time GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole, 91, told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd  that despite persistent gridlock, the U.S. Senate is not broken.

“Well, the Senate may not be broken, but it’s badly bent,” Dole said in an interview scheduled to air next week on “The Daily Rundown,” adding that fixing it will require “some strong leadership in both parties.”

On Thursday, both houses of Congress failed to pass emergency legislation that would address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, increasing criticism of the U.S. government’s overall effectiveness.

Watch a preview of Dole’s interview with Chuck Todd below:

The Daily Rundown, 7/31/14, 7:59 PM ET

Bob Dole: Senate's not broken, but 'badly bent'

In this preview clip, Chuck Todd, host of “The Daily Rundown,” talks to Fmr. Senator Bob Dole about gridlock in the Senate. Watch more of Chuck Todd’s interview with Bob Dole next week on “The Daily Rundown.”

Bob Dole and Senate

Bob Dole to Chuck Todd: The Senate isn't broken, but 'badly bent'