Alexander Statement on Sen. Robert Byrd

Posted on June 28, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today made the following statement on the passing of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.): 

“Robert Byrd was the Senate's foremost defender of unlimited debate and the right to amend as a guarantor of minority rights. One of his last appearances was at a hearing of the Rules Committee on May 19th, when he argued against changing the Senate rules that he had mastered better than anyone in its history. The Senate will miss his wise leadership and I will miss his counsel and friendship.” 

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