‘An Irresponsible Exercise in Political Chicanery’

On Tuesday, the Senate voted 90-9 to approve the landmark Homeland Security bill. What follows is the full transcript of Sen. Byrd’s remarks during the conclusion of the Homeland Security debate. We have come to the end of a long, long road. For nearly five months this chamber has engaged in discussions about homeland security. … Continue reading “‘An Irresponsible Exercise in Political Chicanery’”

Rush to War Ignores U.S. Constitution

p>Senator Byrd delivered the following remarks as the Senate opened debate on Senate Joint Resolution 46, a resolution authorizing the President to use whatever force he deems necessary in Iraq or elsewhere. Listen to portions of these remarks in .mp3 format. The great Roman historian, Titus Livius, said, "All things will be clear and distinct … Continue reading “Rush to War Ignores U.S. Constitution”