Robert C. Byrd, Longest Serving KKK Leader in U.S. Senate, Dead at 92

Top Note: See also Ed Driscoll’s earlier entry, “Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) Dead at 92.” Thought this was worth cross-posting, in any case.


God rest his soul.

At the video, former Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, in a 2007 floor speech, decries as barbaric Michael Vick’s dog-fighting operation.

Byrd was 92 and the longest serving member of the U.S. Senate. A former member of the Klu Klux Klan and “Exalted Kleagle,” Bryd was the only senator to vote against both Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas for confirmation to the Supreme Court. As late as 2001 Byrd was known to still deploy the epithet “nigger” in political debate. But the Democratic Party and leftist leadership groups nevertheless championed racist Senator Byrd as a lion of the Senate. The man should have retired decades ago, along with the hatred with which he represented.

RELATED: At Fox News, “Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving U.S. Senator, Dies at 92” (via Memeorandum). And Moonbattery, “Item #3: White Sheets to be Flown at Half-Staff Today.”

And nothin’ but encomiums for Exalted Kleagle Byrd at the racist Daily Kos. Go figure.

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