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Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in American history, died Monday at the age of 92.
Byrd, a Democrat who served in the U.S. Senate since 1959, had been plagued by health problems in recent years and was confined to a wheelchair. He had skipped several votes in Congress in the past months.
He was the oldest member of the 111th Congress.
Should Brown vote no and Byrd is unable to vote, it would leave the bill one vote shy of the 60 needed to close debate and move to final passage.
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Originally posted by LiquidMirage
reply to post by mishigas
It's kind of scary to think that a 92 year old guy was forth in line for the Presidency if the first 3 were taken out somehow. Although, I did trust him more than pelosi. At least Byrd revered the U.S. Constitution.