I awoke to the sad news that West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd died early this morning. This is a sad day for West Virginia and for the United States.
Senator Byrd will be greatly missed. His commitment to the people of West Virginia and the U.S. Constitution was unparalleled and truly legendary.
The only solace we have is knowing he was a man of faith and remembering his many contributions to our state and nation. He is finally reunited with his dear bride Erma, and he also gets to personally debate with the authors of the Constitution that he defended so vigorously.
In tribute to his memory, I share the following video of his stirring speech on the floor of the Senate in opposition to the War in Iraq. Sen. Byrd had the courage to stand up BEFORE the U.S. invasion when very few others were willing to do so. It was one of his finest moments in a long career of fine moments.
Thank you Senator Byrd. God bless you, your family and the great State of West Virginia.