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“The guy is racist.”
— Rep. Jim Clyburn, to CNN on Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI).
“I’m not going to say that you must get rid of the filibuster entirely. I would say you would do well to develop a Manchin-Sinema rule on getting around the filibuster as it relates to race and civil rights.”
— Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), quoted by The Guardian.
“Lindsey Graham is from South Carolina. He knows South Carolina’s history. He knows what the state of South Carolina and this country has done to Black farmers in South Carolina. They didn’t do it to White farmers. We’re trying to rescue the lives and livelihoods of people. He ought to be ashamed of himself. … I think you ought to go back and maybe go to church. Get in touch with his Christianity.”
— House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) over his comments that aid to Black farmers in the Covid-19 relief bill are “reparations,” CNN reports.
“I know Joe Biden. I know his character, his heart, and his record. Joe Biden has stood for the hard-working people of South Carolina. We know Joe. But more importantly, he knows us. In South Carolina, we choose presidents. I’m calling on you to stand with Joe Biden.”
— Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) endorsed Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential race, which could give the former vice president a much-needed boost in the South Carolina primary race.
“I don’t see a whole lot of 2016 in this election. I see a whole lot of 1972.”
— Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), quoted by the Charleston Post & Courier, comparing Bernie Sanders to George McGovern.
“The fact of the matter is, Robert E. Lee was a great tactician. Was not a great person. Robert E. Lee was a slave owner and a brutal slave master. Thankfully, he lost that war. And I find it kind of interesting that the president is now glorifying a loser. He always said that he hated losers. Robert E. Lee was a loser.”
— Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), on This Week.