Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., passed away early this morning. The Senator is renowned in the Senate as the longest serving member of Congress, but goodnewsforpets vividly remember his famous speech championing the welfare of dogs following the indictment of Michael Vick for dog-fighting:
Following is the statement on his web site: www.byrd.senate.gov
STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR ROBERT C. BYRD
The family of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., tearfully announces the passing of the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history. He was 92. Byrd died peacefully at approximately 3 a.m. at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Further details will be made available as soon as possible.
For updated information, visit www.byrd.senate.gov