In an interview with NPR, Clyburn offered his take on the long-term of Biden’s campaign. He also explained why he believes incorporating an African American female would boost Biden’s campaign in preparation for the general election.
“I really believe that we’ve reached a point in this country where African American women need to be rewarded for the loyalty that they’ve given to this party,” Clyburn said, adding, “So I would really be pushing for an African American female to go on the ticket.”
Clyburn’s latest remarks follow reports about the Democratic primaries on Tuesday.
Ahead of Super Tuesday, Clyburn joined the Biden endorsement surge announcing his support of the Democratic presidential hopeful, as reported on IJR.
At the time, he tweeted, “I know Joe Biden,” Clyburn tweeted in his announcement, adding, “In South Carolina, we choose presidents. I’m calling on you to stand with [Joe Biden].”
I know Joe Biden.— Jim Clyburn SC-06 (@ClyburnSC06) February 26, 2020
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 @JoeBiden.
During this week’s primaries, Biden walked away with wins in four states including a key win in Michigan which was reportedly fueled by women voters. Washington is still being counted, as of publication.
Biden snagged nearly 20% more female voters than Sanders in Michigan. The Democratic front-runner also led in double digits among white women.
For months now, rumors have circulated about possible running mates for Biden, including Stacey Abrams, among other prominent names.
In fact, when Biden previously appeared on The Sacramento Bee’s California Nation podcast, he doted on Harris saying that he would consider her “for anything” she wants— including vice president.
“She’s qualified to be president, and I’d consider her for anything that she would be interested in,” Biden said.
However, Biden’s campaign has yet to speak out and confirm any of the speculation about possible running mates for vice president in the event he clinches the Democratic nomination.Published in