There is a petition on Change.com to the state of West Virginia to remove Robert Byrd’s name from all the many projects, buildings and roads he pork-barrelled for his state. Senator Byrd (W. Viriginia- D) was one of the longest serving senators in history and still holds the record for time served in Washington when you combine his time in both the House and Senate (57 years).
Robert Byrd also organized a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in West Virginia and was unanimously elected the leader of that chapter, making him an Exalted Cyclops.
Senator Byrd was the Lead Democrat in the Senate in the 1980s when they were in the majority and the minority and their Senate Whip in the 70s.
h/t David Burge iowahawkblog