Showing posts with label Rep. James Clyburn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rep. James Clyburn. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Rep. James Clyburn test positive for Covid-19

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) announced via Twitter on Wednesday evening that he tested positive for COVID-19 in a breakthrough case of the virus.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Rep. James Clyburn endorses Shontel Brown for Congress

Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown added the highest-ranking Black member of Congress to her list of endorsements Tuesday as South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn made his preference known in the 11th Congressional District special election.

Clyburn, the U.S. House majority whip and a friend of former seat-holder Marcia Fudge, also cut an ad for Brown to air on Cleveland television. The New York Times first reported Clyburn’s endorsement.

Clyburn said Turner’s outspokenness against the Democratic establishment was not a primary factor in his decision, though bristled at some of the activism of the more liberal wing of the party, including Turner.

“What I try to do is demonstrate by precept and example how we are to proceed as a party,” Clyburn said in an interview with the Times. “When I spoke out against sloganeering, like ‘Burn, baby, burn’ in the 1960s and ‘defund the police,’ which I think is cutting the throats of the party, I know exactly where my constituents are. They are against that, and I’m against that.”


Saturday, July 18, 2020

Rep. James Clyburn statement on the passing of Rep. John Lewis

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC 6th District) released the following video statement on the passing of his friend and civil rights icon John Lewis:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Rep. Clyburn calls General Robert E. Lee a loser

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn sharply rebuked President Trump’s praise of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who the president praised as a “great general,” but the Democrat called a “loser.”

“The fact of the matter is, Robert E. Lee was a great tactician, was not a great person,” said Clyburn, of South Carolina, on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “Robert E. Lee was a slave owner and a brutal slave master. Thankfully, he lost that war and I find it kind of interesting the president is now glorifying a loser. He always said that he hated losers. Robert E. Lee was a loser.”

“And even if you could get beyond that at the end of the Civil War,” he continued, “Robert E. Lee asked all of his comrades to lay down their guns and to furl those Confederate flags, and if my memory serves and put them in your attics, so if the president is going to glorify Robert E. Lee, let's at least be consistent about it.”