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A terrorist organization which of course the Ku Klux Klan is without a doubt they are the Al-Qaeda of the Far-Right in America who want to destroy people who are not Anglo-Saxon Protestants. And Robert Byrd was a member of this organization while he was still Congress. Up until I believe the 1970s when he became a Leader of Senate Democrats. First serving as Assistant Leader in the mid 1970s and then became Leader of the Senate in 1977. And served as Democratic Leader until 1989.
But to be a member of a terrorist organization and actually be directly involved in terrorist operations, are two different things. And there hasn’t been any evidence reported that Bob Byrd was directly involved in KKK terrorist activities. As a member of that organization. What we know, is that he was dues paying member, even while in Congress in the 1950s and 1960s and went to Klan meetings. But that is different from being involved in terrorist activities. Like blowing up African-American churches and murdering African-Americans simply because of their race.
Bob Byrd, was against the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. And just didn’t vote against the civil rights laws that Congress passed in the 1950s and 60s, but was one of the leading filibusters in the Senate. Along with Senator Strom Thurmond, Jim Eastland, Dick Russell and several other Southern Democrats or Dixiecrats in Congress. And these are very big stains on otherwise a very good Congressional career that Senator Byrd put together both in the House and Senate. But that is different from actually being a terrorist.