Dem Rep. Jim Clyburn Says Fellow Democrats Opposed To His Role As Majority Whip Are Racist


Rep. Jim Clyburn accused other Democrats of using racially-charged “dog whistles” to undermine his bid to be House majority whip.

“I don’t know where it’s all coming from,” Clyburn, currently the assistant Democratic leader, said in an interview with McClatchy. “But someone came to me over the weekend and told me that (they heard), when I was whip before, I was a figurehead.”

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Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.), the assistant Democratic leader, said Thursday that “dog whistles” were being used to oppose him in his campaign to be the next House majority whip, something he never expected to come from friends and fellow Democrats.

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“This whole notion that I’m some kind of, or was some kind of a token is a bunch of poppycock,” Clyburn told MSNBC host Craig Melvin. “You expect those things … to be used in these campaigns, and I expect to hear dog whistles in campaigns. I never expected to hear it coming from friends and supporters of my colleagues.”

Clyburn is the only African-American on the top Democratic leadership team.

As Democrats prepare take back the lower chamber in January, there is a fight over leadership brewing. The Washington Post reports that Rep. Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio) is “overwhelmed” by the amount of support from fellow Democrats urging her to challenge House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) for the speakership. The race for speaker of the House is not the only leadership position that might be shaken up. More

Did Democrat Rep. Jim Clyburn just call his own party members racist? The Democrats are now playing the race card on each other. Wow, is anyone surprised by this?

Are they opposed to his role as Majority Whip because he’s older and needs to step aside for younger blood? A brief look at Clyburn’s district would make anyone question his competency to lead. How he stays in office is way beyond my understanding.

What is it with Democrats always looking for something said that is gender or racially insensitive as well as using the race/woman card when up against something? Please comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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