Robert C. Byrd

---------Congressional Dems Defend Byrd's KKK Ties
Robert C. Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia; former member of the Ku Klux Klan shouldn't throw stones: 

Fox News Sunday, Byrd: "There are white s. I've seen a lot of white s in my time."  "I'm gonna use that word.  But we all just need to work together to make our country a better country."

In a 1940s letter renouncing his membership: "[I will never serve in the military] with a Negro by my side."  "I should die a thousand times and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than see this beloved land of ours become degraded by Race Mongrels, a throwback to the Blackest Specimen of the Wilds." 

 He spent 14 hours filibustering against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 

He voted against the only two blacks ever nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.

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