Clyburn was responding to a question about his decision to endorse Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown, 穏健な民主党員, 住宅と都市開発のために (肌) Secretary Marcia Fudge’s former オハイオ congressional seat over Nina Turner, the progressive frontrunner of the race, who co-chaired Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential run.
“What I try to do is demonstrate by precept and example how we are to proceed as a party,” Clyburn told the Times. “When I spoke out against sloganeering, like ‘burn, 赤ちゃん, burn’ in the 1960s and ‘defund the police,’ which I think is cutting the throats of the party, I know exactly where my constituents are. They are against that, and I’m against that.
The House majority whip, who has repeatedly voiced concerns against calls to reduce police funding, 製 similar comments in November when he told Axios that Democrats struggled in the 2020 選挙 “because we were not able to discipline ourselves according to voter sentiment.”