Comments On The Passing Of Senator Robert Byrd

We are all saddened by the news of Senator Byrd’s passing.

No Senator came to care more about the Constitution or to be a more effective defender of our constitutional government than the senior Senator from West Virginia.  He was a senator’s senator. 

Others will speak of his records for time served in the Senate and in Congress and for the number of votes he cast.  I know him as a mentor and a friend.  I was honored to stand with him and fight against assaults on the Constitution and against an unnecessary and costly war in Iraq.

He was a self-educated man who learned much throughout his life and had much to teach us all.  He was a symbol of West Virginia, he was an outstanding senator, and he was an extraordinary American.

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