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James Clyburn, the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina who is credited for helping to resurrect Biden’s struggling campaign and ultimately get him elected President, is now playing wait and see on Biden’s cabinet appointees.
Biden, who served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, easily carried South Carolina and subsequently other southern states with significant numbers of black primary voters, and with tremendous support from Clyburn.
Clyburn has served as House Majority Whip since 2019 and is today’s most prominent and senior Black lawmaker in Congress.
He recently named a list of Democrats he wants to see appointed into Biden’s new administration.
Among them, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Representative Marcia Fudge, both Black and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Senator Doug Jones, and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
In an interview with CNN’s New Day recently, Clyburn also supported the appointment of Senator Bernie Sanders to a cabinet position, saying, “I wish he would come into the administration.”
“Bernie has a way of getting people to understand certain things,” Clyburn said.
Sanders, a champion of the progressive movement, missed out on being nominated as the Democrats card bearer in the Presidential election as Joe Biden defeated him in the nomination process.
Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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