passage of the civil rights billthe strong support of Republicans. Although Democrats had a historically large majority in the House of Representatives with 259 members to 176 Republicans, almost as many Republicans voted for the civil rights bill as Democrats. The final vote was 290 for the bill and 130 against. Of the yea votes, 152 were Democrats and 138 were Republicans. Of the nay votes, three-fourths were Democrats. In short, the bill could not have passed without Republican support. As Time Magazine observed,In one of the most lopsidedly Democratic Houses since the days of F.D.R., Republicans were vital to the passage of a bill for which the Democratic administration means to take full political credit this year.<quoted text>
Democrats from the South.
If you wren't such a moron you would know that Republicans & Democrats from the South were against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Democrats & Republicans outside the South were for it.
Thanks for demonstrating your ignorance.
A similar story is told in the Senate. On the critical vote to end the filibuster by Southern Democrats, 71 senators voted to invoke cloture. With 67 votes needed, 44 Democrats and 27 Republicans joined together to bring the bill to a final vote. Of those voting nay, 80 percent were Democrats, including Robert C. Byrd and former Vice President Al Gores father, who was then a senator from Tennessee. Again, it is clear that the civil rights bill would have failed without Republican votes. Close observers of the Senate deliberations recognized that the Republican leader, Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen of Illinois, had done yeoman work in responding to the objections of individual Republicans and holding almost all of them together in support of the bill.More than any other single individual, the New York Times acknowledged,he was responsible for getting the civil rights bill through the Senate.