"The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia" and "in every state in the Union." -- Sen. Robert Byrd
- Voted against Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Only Senator to have voted against Supreme Court nominations of both Thurgood Marshall & Clarence Thomas --only blacks to have ever been nominated to the post
- Twice used the term "white nigger" on national TV.
- Former Klansman, was longest serving member of United States Senate
Not just a member, but a ranking active recruiter of the KKK.