Thanks to a lamestream media dominated by liberal journalists, Robert Byrd's record will be distorted and rectified to make him look like a good guy who had a few flaws early on in his life. But the facts are simply the facts. When he was a young man Robert Byrd joined and became heavily involved in a hate organization with a history of raping, abusing and killing black people and decades later he joined with other Democrats to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I don't take any glee in Senator Byrd's passing, but anyone who takes part in distorting his record to make him look like a good guy is an idiot.Robert C. Byrd, who used his record tenure as a United States senator to fight for the primacy of the legislative branch of government and to build a modern West Virginia with vast amounts of federal money, died early Monday. He was 92.
His office said he died about 3 a.m. at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va. Senator Byrd, who lived in McLean, Va., had been admitted to the hospital late last week with symptoms of heat exhaustion and severe dehydration as temperatures in the Washington area approached 100 degrees. Though he was initially expected to be released after a few days, his condition deteriorated. He had been in failing health for several years.
Mr. Byrd’s death comes as Senate Democrats are working to pass the final version of the financial overhaul bill and win other procedural battles in the week before the Independence Day recess. In the polarized atmosphere of Washington, President Obama’s agenda seemed to hinge on Mr. Byrd’s health. Earlier this year, in the final days of the health care debate, the ailing senator was pushed onto the Senate floor in his plaid wheelchair so he could cast his votes.
Governor Joe Manchin III, a Democrat, will appoint an interim successor to Mr. Byrd.