Just because Byrd was an Exalted Cyclops in the KKK doesn’t mean he wasn’t a great senator, ‘eh Babs?

BARBARA BOXER: It doesn’t make sense. And then as if that isn’t enough, they have another stone in their other hand called default, so just as you’re beginning maybe to see the light of day, you hit yourself again and say to the world America could actually default on its debts. And the full faith and credit of the United States is in question. Robert C. Byrd, one of the great senators and historians, always tells us to read the Constitution. He told us to read the Constitution. So in my desk, I have a couple of copies and every once in a while, I’ll look at it, and in that Constitution, it’s pretty clear — and I’m not quoting verbatim, but it says that the debts of the united states shall not be questioned.