The Old Gray Byrd Ain't What He Used to Be - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
The Old Gray Byrd Ain’t What He Used to Be
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According to Roll Call, Senate Democrats are quietly discussing whether Robert Byrd is still up to the job of chairing the Appropriations Committee. The now 90-year-old Prince of Pork gave up his slot as Senate majority leader to chair the panel back in 1989. Republicans similarly eased out Strom Thurmond as chairman of the Armed Services Committee a decade ago.

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