Senator Robert Byrd, Hospitalized And “Seriously Ill”

It’s being reported tonight that West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, the man who is both the longest-serving Senator in U.S. history and the third in the line of Presidential succession, is hospitalized in Northern Virginia and “seriously ill.”

Political differences aside, one hopes that Senator Byrd recovers.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Tim says:

    I didn’t know you had any political differences.

  2. Michael Reynolds says:

    Have you seen this?

    There’s a partisan tick-tock.