代表. Clyburn says Democrats' use of 'defund the police' is 'cutting the throats of the party'

Clyburn was responding to a question about his decision to endorse Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown, 温和的民主党人, 住房和城市发展 (皮肤) Secretary Marcia Fudge’s former 俄亥俄 congressional seat over Nina Turner, the progressive frontrunner of the race, who co-chaired Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 总统竞选.

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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, 宝宝, 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, made similar comments in November when he told Axios that Democrats struggled in the 2020 选举 “because we were not able to discipline ourselves according to voter sentiment.

众议院众议院鞭子詹姆斯·克莱本, D-S.C。, center left, reaches over to Rep. 麦斯汀·沃特斯, D-Calif., joined by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif。, 中央, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus. (美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特)

众议院众议院鞭子詹姆斯·克莱本, D-S.C。, center left, reaches over to Rep. 麦斯汀·沃特斯, D-Calif。, joined by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif。, 中央, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus. (美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特)

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