Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV: Byrd is a former member of the Ku
Klux Klan and is currently the only national elected official with a history
in the Klan, a well known hate group. Byrd was extremely active in the
Klan and rose to the rank of “Kleagle,” an official Klan membership recruiter.
Byrd once stated that he joined the Klan because it was effective in "promoting
traditional American values" (Source).
Byrd's choice of words speak volumes about his bigotry considering the
fact that the Klan is a notorious hate group, and the racist "values" it
promotes are anything but American. One of the earliest criticisms of Byrd's
Klan ties came in 1952 when he was running for Congress. Byrd responded
by claiming that he had left the Klan in 1943 while noting that "(d)uring
the nine years that have followed, I
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