Rep. James Clyburn says he is in favor of a plan laid out by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which Clyburn would become assistant leader, a new position that would preserve his No. 3 ranking in the party.
Pelosi is seeking to remain the top House Democrat when they become the minority party next year.
“Should I receive the privilege of serving as House Democratic Leader, I will be very honored to nominate our outstanding colleague, Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, to serve in the number three House Democratic position,” Pelosi said in a letter today to House members. “I will also ask the Caucus to designate that position as Assistant Leader.”
Clyburn sent a follow-up letter today to House Democrats in which he asked them to support Pelosi’s idea.
“It adds an elected Leadership position and maintains a Leadership structure that honors the diversity and fosters the unity of our Caucus,” Clyburn wrote.
A lesson to be learned by Latino voters in the Southwest now that they are supporting the Democrats en block by a 3 to 1 margin?
Politics based on race, looks like a non-starter for the long term health of American politics. Somebody will always be disappointed.