Sen. Robert Byrd Strikes Again

Well, it looks like Sen. Byrd (D., WV) is at it again. The Witchita Eagle has an article talking about how Sen. Byrd compared the Republicans to Nazis. His spokesman claims that what Sen. Byrd said isn't really what was meant:

Byrd spokesman Tom Gavin denied that Byrd, D-W.Va., had compared Republicans to Hitler. He said that instead, the reference to Nazis in a Senate speech on Tuesday was meant to underscore that the past should not be ignored.

Here is what the article has to say about what Sen. Byrd actually said:

"We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men," Byrd said. "But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends."
Byrd then quoted historian Alan Bullock, saying Hitler "turned the law inside out and made illegality legal."
Byrd added, "That is what the nuclear option seeks to do."
The nuclear option is the nickname for the proposal to end filibusters of judicial nominations because of the devastating effect the plan, if enacted, would have on relations between Democrats and Republicans.

If you want to view the entire text of the speech, it can be found here. I don't know if this is a transcript of what he actually said, or what he planned to say.

People of West Virginia, it is high time to wake up! Why do you continue to elect a man to office who does not believe what you believe?

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