Senator Robert Byrd the last remaining prominent Klan member from the bad old days has passed away. Byrd was 92. As a West Virginia’s Senator, Robert Byd voted against the 1964 Civil Right Act and was responsible for some of the worst abuses of government spending in American history.
Byrd was also the longest serving Senator in history having been first elected in 1952.
Robert Byrd was the last remaining proponent of the Jim Crow era in U.S. government.