Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia passed away earlier this morning in a Virginia hospital, he was a ripe 92 years of age. The Senator was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1952, where he served for three terms, and was elected into the United States Senate in 1958 - for an impressive 52 years of service.
I disagreed with the former Senator on a lot of issues, but out of respect for his decades of honorable service in the Senate, I will restrain from using any personal insults towards the Senator or from highlighting the unfavorables of his long record.
May the Senator Rest In Peace.
On a political note: according to West Virginia state law, the state must hold a special election to replace the Senator this November. We should see Governor Manchin appoint a successor soon.
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