You have it backwards ...Senator Byrd denounced the Klan in 1952 ... eleven years before the Voting Rights Act was passed. He actually lost many votes because of his stand against the KLAN.Byrd also said, in 2005, "I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again.
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That is a pro-civil rights voting record that spanned six decades.
The twist is the common ignorance of so many republicons who have no inkling of history, and are quick and quite happy to demonstrate that ignorance at the drop of a hat.
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