Senator Robert C. Byrd Has Died

From the Sunday Gazette Mail online:


June 28, 2010
By Greg Moore,
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Robert Carlyle Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in United States history, who spent much of his career as a conservative Democrat and ended it by fiercely opposing the war in Iraq and questioning the state's powerful coal industry, died Monday. He was 92.

"I am saddened that the family of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., tearfully announces the passing" of the senator, Jesse Jacobs, Byrd's press spokesman, said in a statement.

Byrd died at 3 a.m. at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., according to the statement.

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May he rest in peace.

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Back to the late Senator Robert Byrd. Does anyone have a copy of this?

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in his wheelchair, to cast one essential vote. There are other reasons to lionize the Senator who, like all of us, had imperfections.

Unlike some, Senator Byrd moved beyond big ones.

I hope he's in a better place, certainly in peace.

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