WASHINGTON (CNN) - West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd was hospitalized late last week for a temperature spike caused by an infection, according to a statement released by Byrd's office Monday.
Byrd, a 91-year-old Democrat, entered the hospital last Friday afternoon as precautionary measure. He is "being treated with antibiotics, responding well, and is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days," according to the statement.
Byrd was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1958.
Another walking billboard for term limits.....
Term limits please!!!!
" Byrd was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1958 "
Can you say TERM LIMITS?
I'm a democrat, but this guy has been office way too long.
Hang in there, Sen. Byrd. The Constitution still needs you.
I sincerly hope Senator Robert Byrd is ok, he is such a wonderful person and we salute and honor him for his service to the Senate and everything he has done. I hope he gets better and gets back to the Senate in his own time, Senator Byrd you a true hero to American politics.
A reason we need term limits. But too many people will not get off of their ideological views to vote representatives like this out. Too many people think the political party they belong to does not wrong and the opposing party does no right.
This country needs a third party movement and people need to demand term limits for congress. We are losing our constituional rights more and more. Wake up people.
This senile idiot is the poster boy for term limits. Another typical Democrat, can't let go of power.
What's he got? Byrd Flu?
i echo everyone else calling for term limits. While i hope the best for Senator Byrd and congratulate him on living to age 91 and counting does he really serve his constituency well at that age? Will it take the first 100+ year old in congress before they take that seriously? Congress is so great at deciding all of our livlihoods by destroying several industries (healthcare, auto industry, banking (by virtue of deregulation) but yet they keep their own thin skins long after the time they are viable.
My only hope is that he steps down and a Republican takes his place so the socialist agenda of the democrats is stopped sooner rather than later.
Yeah, +1 for TERM LIMITS.
The people of West Virginia love Sen.Byrd and it is their choice to make,not the knuckle dragging Nazis Party on the right.
He may have caught the Swine Flu from all the hogs he hangs around with.
Instead of using his sickness as a reason for cheap political points, I am going to say I hope Senator Byrd gets well soon.
The time has come Senator to Retire get well!
Sure wish I had his health benefits.
The Senate is all this man has between Heaven and Earth. He knows that; once he steps down he has nothing else left since he's outlived retirement.
Ancient senators shouldn't be serving in a modern world.
I hope Sen Byrd has a speedy recovery.
Time to retire.
Count my vote for Term Limits.........at 91 I do wish Sen. Byrd well, but come on folks, at 91 he should be retied......this country needs Term Limits.
how long before the nutty left wing blames bush for this?
Feel better Senator Byrd.
A poster boy for term limits as well as the Ku Klux Klan. For those who don't know, Byrd was a recruiter for the KKK in the 50's. Of course, he's not a racist because he has a "D" next to his name. Gotta love Liberal logic
Well gee, term limits do exist – in the voting booth. If you don't want someone – vote 'em out. However, if you do not live in the state of West Virginia – butt out. Obviously people are happy with Senator Byrd's service so they kept voting him back in!