Monday, June 12, 2006

Didn't Robert Byrd already make Senate history?

Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia made Senate history today:
Robert C. Byrd became the longest serving U.S. senator in history Monday. And, with almost 48 years of service, he's not finished yet.

Byrd, D-W.Va., surpassed the record of Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., and has spent 17,327 days in the body, where he's the epitome of an old-school senator.

But I think he's already in the Senate history books -- the first open member of the Klu Klux Klan to also be a member of the U.S. Senate. Even if he wasn't the first, he's now the longest serving senator who is also a former member of the Klan.

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