Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.
Rivkin and Foley also point to Raines v. Byrd, a 1977 Supreme Court decision.
But unlike the cases of Biden and Byrd, Democrats, and many in the media, would not rest until Lott was out of the leadership.
Byrd was a 49-year-old black man walking home from a party when three white men in a Ford pickup offered him a ride.
If this was anyone else,” Byrd said, “how would be we treat this story?
And, sitting down on the table, he motioned to Mr. Byrd to take a seat upon the block at his side.
In an odd voice Barry offered, "You think it your duty—because Byrd is so rich——?"
Mr. Byrd saw them safely out, and proceeded to take one or two private observations of his own.
The story of the Byrd family is but the story of the Virginia aristocracy.
"Just putting in a few landmarks," explained Byrd, who had run his pencil off in an opposite direction.