Well, of course it was a Democrat. The Democrats were the party of the Ku Klux Klan, and even made a KKK Grand Kleagle a revered figure in the U.S. Senate:
Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.), a key figure of the “stop Kennedy” forces in his State’s critical May 10 presidential primary, is a former Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan who once urged the rebirth of the hate group “in every state in the Union.”
The West Virginia Senator is active in a drive to halt front-running Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who is battling Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.), i the Moutnain State primary in a contest that may well decide the fate of the Democratic presidential nomination.
In recent weeks, it has been reported that Byrd was once “briefly a member” of the Klan. The fact is that he was a Kleagle, or organizer, for the Klan during World War II and wrote as late as 1946 to Dr. Samuel Green of Atlanta, Imperial Grand Wizard of the Klan, recommending a friend as a Kleagle and urging promotion of the Klan throughout the nation.
So, I guess you could say this Democrat scumbag is just following natural inclination and continuing a grand old Democrat tradition.
Or maybe he just likes wearing sheets and burning crosses.