Byrd Dead

The longest-serving senator in history died today at the age of 92.
The question I ask about any older politician who dies is, “was he right on civil rights?” Byrd, of course, wasn’t. But at least he denounced his prior racism, and renounced his Klan membership about five decades ago. Unlike, say, Jesse Helms, who remained a hateful quasi-Klasman right up until the day he died.

1 thought on “Byrd Dead

  1. sol

    Why is everybody saying that like it’s a BAD thing?
    > The longest-serving senator in history died today at the age of 92.

    Reply

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