"an American politician of the Democratic Party serving as House Majority Whip since 2019. He is a two-time Majority Whip, having previously served in the post from 2007 to 2011 and served as House Assistant Minority Leader from 2011 to 2019.
Currently in his 14th term as a congressman, Clyburn has served as U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district since 1993. His congressional district includes most of the majority-black precincts in and around Columbia and Charleston, as well as nearly all of a mostly rural region within South Carolina. Clyburn is the current dean of the South Carolina congressional delegation.
Clyburn has been the third-ranking Democrat in the House behind Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer since 2007, serving as Majority Whip behind House Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer during periods of Democratic House control, and as Assistant Minority Leader behind Minority Leader Pelosi and Minority Whip Hoyer during periods of Republican House control. After the Democrats took control of the House following the 2018 midterm elections, Clyburn was re-elected Majority Whip in January 2019 on the opening of the 116th Congress, alongside the re-elected Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer, marking the second time the trio has served in these roles together. wiki
Watch the interview linked below. The interview took place last night on Special Report.
I used to have a high regard for Clyburn, but not after last night. My analysis is that the underlying truth in his attitude is "Joe Biden's campaign was dead until I brought SC's Black vote to him and caused him to win the primary here. Joe can't win the presidency without overwhelming Black support. Only I can bring him that vote. Joe's record with regard to Blacks is poor in spite of all his BS to the contrary. Without me he is nothing. With me he is everything. When he is president he will do what I tell him and then our grievances dating all the way back to colonization will be be expiated by you White people.
Just look at Clyburn during the interview. Look at his hostility to Baier.
Clyburn used to describe himself as a Southern Gentleman. That was then. This is now. pl
(Left click on the image for sound)