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Obama on Byrd's death: Senator was 'uniquely American'

Published 06/28/2010, Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama, on the death of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V.: "He was as much a part of the Senate as the marble busts that line its chamber and its corridors." Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., also issued a statement, calling Byrd "a legendary U.S. senator." And Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said Byrd's "legacy is permanent."

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