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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

In the better late than never category

Senate OKs apology on lynching
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat and a co-sponsor of the resolution said "The Senate was uniquely culpable as the House passed three bills that the Senate failed to act on."

Why didn't the Senate act?
Nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in Congress, and three passed the House. Seven presidents from 1890 to 1952 petitioned Congress to pass a federal law. But the Senate, with Southern Democrats wielding filibuster powers, refused to act.

The article doesn't say how Robert "Sheets" Byrd voted on the resolution. However, I remember a couple weeks ago he claimed "We had saved the Republic" regarding the Gang of 14's efforts to preserve the filibuster.


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