When Donald Trump denounced an “endorsement” from a nobody former KKK leader a little too slowly for the media’s taste earlier this spring, the liberal press nearly crucified him.
However, what happened when it was revealed that Hillary Clinton had praised a former Ku Klux Klan leader as her “mentor?” Well, actually, nothing — because that’s how the liberal media roll.
The “mentor” in question was former West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democrat who was inexplicably never really held to account for his leadership in the KKK early in his career.
Byrd was, at the time of his death in 2010, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, and then-Secretary Clinton decided to eulogize him via video.
“Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd,” Hillary said in the video.
“Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility … (i)t is almost impossible to imagine the United States Senate without Robert Byrd. He was not just its longest serving member, he was its heart, its soul, and its historian,” Clinton said.
“From my first day in the Senate, I sought out his guidance, and he was always generous with his time and his wisdom.”
Being a member of the KKK wasn’t the only “wisdom” Byrd could impart upon Clinton, either. Even though he eventually left the KKK, after being a recruiter and achieving the rank of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops, he was one of a number of Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the Civil Rights Act for 83 days back in 1964.