Byrd to Bush: “The Senate can send you home. You Better Believe That.”
He may be 88, but he sure knows how to stick it to him.
Despite more than two centuries of pressure to change and "modernize" the Senate, as an institution, it remains remarkably similar to the body created at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It retains all of its original powers, including providing advice and consent -- yes. You said it. You better read that again in the Constitution.OUCH! That's gotta sting.
It retains all of its original powers, including providing advice and consent to Presidents on nominations and on treaties, serving as a court of impeachment--you better believe it, Mr. President. The Senate can send you home. You better believe that.
If the House impeaches you, the Senate will try you. The Senate, don't forget it, serves as a court of impeachment and has an equal say with the House on legislation.--Senator Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), August 24, 2006
But, no one deserves it more than Bush - except Cheney.