Robert C. Byrd,

A Champion of the Senate


MADISON - Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the death today of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) 

"The U.S. Senate has had few more stalwart champions of its prerogatives than West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd. As we mourn his passing, we honor his sense of duty to history, his strong defense of the Constitution and his belief that government can be a voice for the powerless against the powerful."