NOTE: We published this story on the DML website last year right around this time (Aug 25, 2016). Do you recall any statues coming down, or any backlash from the mainstream media?
Hillary Rodham Clinton came out with a video ad Thursday, which vainly tries to paint Trump as a racist, white supremacist and neo-nazi, and quotes KKK members who say they support him.
Now a new video has resurfaced – of Clinton herself giving a eulogy to Senator Robert Byrd in 2010, who was a former member and recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan.
In the eulogy video, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fondly calls Byrd “my friend and mentor” – she said “Byrd was not just the senate’s longest-serving member; he was its heart, its soul and its historian.” WATCH VIDEO BELOW.
Breitbart reports that Byrd recruited 150 members to KKK, and “while serving in Congress, Byrd set the record for longest filibuster on the floor of the U.S. Senate with a 14-hour filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”
According to Wikipedia: Senator Robert C. Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd wrote a letter in 1946 to the group’s Imperial Wizard stating “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia.” Byrd attempted to explain or defend his former membership in the Klan in his 1958 U.S. Senate campaign when he was 41 years old.
Despite being the only Senator to vote against both African American U.S. Supreme Court nominees (liberal Thurgood Marshall and conservative Clarence Thomas) and filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Byrd later said joining the Klan was his “greatest mistake.” The NAACP gave him a 100% rating on their issues during the 108th Congress. However, in a 2001 incident Byrd repeatedly used the phrase “white niggers” on a national television broadcast.
Byrd also wrote a letter in 1945 complaining about efforts to integrate the military, says Breitbart.
That letter stated, “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
Hillary Clinton said Byrd – the former KKK recruiter – was her friend and mentor. And then she attempted to convince her supporters that Trump was affiliated with the KKK.
Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted a reminder, stating, “Hillary openly endorsed KKK leader Robert Byrd and called him her “mentor” Seems relevant given her argument today but media is crickets???”
Hillary openly endorsed KKK leader Robert Byrd and called him her “mentor” Seems relevant given her argument today but media is crickets???
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 25, 2016
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