Kingmaker Clyburn ready to switch horses if Biden’s put out to pasture; betting on one in particular

You know that the buzzards are starting to circle President Joe Biden when the architect of his 2020 victory is ready to turn the page.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) said that he’s ready to switch horses if and when the party bosses decide to send old Joe off to the glue factory, and it should come as no surprise that he’s ready to back a black woman.

The South Carolina kingfish threw his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris, a mistake that he himself is largely responsible for saddling Biden with, a disastrous choice that has come back to bite Democrats who are stuck with her.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Clyburn said that while he still supports Biden, he’s there for Kamala, throwing down the gauntlet that any idea of swapping out the stumbling octogenarian for a white man or woman is a non-starter.

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Congressman, how would you feel if there is a decision for him to step down?” Mrs. Alan Greenspan asked. “If he decides that and he has to decide that? Or if the party pressures him to do that, how would you feel if they worked around and tried to go around Kamala Harris because of her lack of high poll numbers and popularity and broadly based? Do you think it is hers to have if it is not his?”

Clyburn responded, “I will support her if he were to step aside. But I want to support her going forward sometime in the future. I want this ticket to continue to be Biden-Harris. And then we will see what happens after the next election.”

“No, this party should not in any way do anything to work around Miss Harris. We should do everything we can to bolster her whether it’s in second place or the top of the ticket,” he said.

Clyburn also expressed support for Harris in remarks to USA Today.

“I’m a Biden-Harris person, so I’m not getting away from that. I’m for Biden-Harris. I’m going to be for Biden if Harris ain’t there and I’m going to be for Harris if Biden ain’t there,” he said.

X users reacted to the congressman’s letting the cat out of the bag that Harris is about to get the ultimate DEI promotion.

As was seen in 2020 when the kingmaker rescued Biden from an early exit in the Democrat primaries, Clyburn has the power to mobilize the black vote like no one else – not even Barack Obama – and he just sent a shot whistling across the bows of Gavin Newsom, Hillary Clinton and “Big Gretch” Whitmer.

Chris Donaldson

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