By BI: If Hillary persists in accusing Donald Trump of not denouncing David Duke, Trump should ask her why she gave her undying support to a Democrat Senator who was a leader in the KKK for many years.
Before he became a Democrat Senator in the late 1950’s, Robert Byrd organized the Sophia, West Virginia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and was later elected Exalted Cyclops — the highest position in the local Klan — by a unanimous vote. In a 1944 letter penned to Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo (D-Miss), Byrd wrote, “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … “
Two years later Byrd reaffirmed his devotion to the Klan. In a letter to a Grand Wizard he wrote, “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.” So why did Byrd leave the KKK? Because belonging to the Klan, inhibits “your operations in the political arena.”