Tear down the statue of Robert Byrd in the US Capitol
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It is shocking that in the current year of 2017, there are hateful symbols of the Ku Klux Klan still in the US Capitol. The statue to Robert Byrd must be removed.
-Robert Byrd was not only a KKK member but was in a key leadership position as "exalted cyclops"
-Robert Byrd actively worked against desegregation efforts and filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964
-He spent his career enriching himself and his cronies instead of being a civic minded leader for the people, earning himself the nefarious title "King of Pork" by Citizens Against Government Waste
-He spent his career promoting himself instead of serving his constituents, resulting in 3 times as many places in West Virginia named after him than Saddam Hussein had named after himself in Iraq
-He vowed to never serve in the US military as long as, in his words, "negroes" were allowed
-He is a great example on why career politicians are a problem, see this video of him to see why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V95eGgZbrU
Robert Byrd was a travesty to the US Senate, and he should not be memorialized as some kind of hero. The statue needs to be removed immediately.
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