On June 28th, 2010 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton commented on the passing of Robert Byrd in Washington D.C.
Byrd was well known as a leader and recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. According to Clinton, Byrd was her friend and mentor. Clinton even states that Byrd was a man “surpassing eloquence and nobility”. She also claims to have relied on Byrd’s counsel.
Clinton is currently the Democratic front runner for President.