Monday, June 12, 2006

Senator Robert Byrd

Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia today becomes the longest serving US Senator in history. First elected in 1958, he has been in the US Senate ever since. Before becoming a senator he served as a member of the House of Representatives for six years thus he has served 53 years in congress. In terms of upholding the US Constitution and its values, Robert Byrd has been at the forefront and is a great historian about the US Senate and it's workings.

Robert Byrd is also someone who has learnt the lessons of the past, as a senator who tried to filibuster the 1964 Civil Right Act he has learnt the errors of his way and regrets his action. Recently he has been vociferous in his opposition to the Iraq War making some very powerful speeches against the War in the senate.

Now 88 he is standing for re-election this year in what will be a 9th term. Congratulations Senator Byrd on your service and for upholding democracy.


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