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  • Clyburn walks back impeachment comments

    06/03/2019 7:09:07 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 30 replies
    msn ^ | 6/3/2019 | HEATHER CAYGLE and SARAH FERRIS
    House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Monday walked back remarks suggesting that Democrats will impeach President Donald Trump, reversing course to say he’s “farther” from backing impeachment than most of his caucus. Clyburn’s comments came after a private leadership meeting Monday evening in which Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated that she didn’t support launching impeachment proceedings right now despite a growing push within the caucus. “I’m probably farther away from impeachment than anybody in our caucus,” Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters Monday night. “We will not get out in front of our committees. We’ll see what the committees come up with. I’ve...
  • POTUS Trump is kicking butt in the polls and THAT’S why radical Dems demure on impeachment

    06/03/2019 12:57:50 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 39 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/3/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Over the weekend, another ranking Democrat, Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, appeared to placate the Donkey Party’s increasingly radicalized and Marxist base by intimating POTUS Donald Trump likely will be impeached by the House “at some point.” The Hill reported: When Tapper asked Clyburn if he thought Democrats would launch impeachment proceedings against Trump, he said “yes, that’s exactly what I feel.” “What Nancy Pelosi is trying to do, and the rest of us in the House of Representatives, is developing a process to efficiently move on this issue so when we get to the vote, something she calls...
  • Top House Democrat: 'We can move' on impeachment once public is on our side

    06/02/2019 3:35:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2019 | Eli Watkins
    A senior member of Democratic leadership suggested Sunday that the House will eventually begin formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after building public support. "We think that we have to bring the public along," House Majority Whip James Clyburn said on CNN's "State of the Union." He continued, "We aren't particularly interested in the Senate. We do believe that if we sufficiently, effectively educate the public, then we will have done our jobs, and we can move on an impeachment vote and it will stand, and maybe it will be what needs to be done to incent the Senate...
  • Clyburn says he thinks House will eventually impeach Trump

    06/02/2019 8:04:19 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06-02-19 | REBECCA KLAR
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Sunday he believes President Trump will be impeached "at some point" but that Democrats must first build a case for impeachment. Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in House leadership, offered the remarks in an interview on "State of the Union with Jake Tapper." When Tapper asked Clyburn if he thought Democrats would launch impeachment proceedings against Trump, he said "yes, that's exactly what I feel." "What Nancy Pelosi is trying to do, and the rest of us in the House of Representatives, is developing a process to efficiently move on this issue so when...
  • Dems Point Out Eerie Parallels Between Trump and Hitler [semi-satire]

    03/24/2019 10:29:33 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 March 2019 | John Semmens
    In a bid to bolster their contention that President Trump is the worst person to ever occupy the Oval Office, House of Representatives Democratic Whip James Clyburn (SC) listed what he termed “the frightening and eerie parallels between Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump. Both abstained from consuming alcohol. Both were elected with less than a majority of the popular vote. Both characterized their predecessors as ineffective and corrupt. Both came to power as outsiders without prior experience in government. Both achieved a strong economy and military. It could hardly be clearer that President Trump is the biggest threat to America...
  • Clyburn defends Holocaust comments

    03/07/2019 2:06:07 PM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/7/2019 | mike lillis
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Thursday defended controversial comments he made this week related to the Holocaust, saying that dark chapter of history — and the Jewish suffering that accompanied it — was uniquely horrific and he would never diminish its significance. "Every student of history, which I consider myself to be, recognizes the Holocaust as a unique atrocity which resulted in the deaths of six million Jews," he said in a statement posted to Twitter. "It should never be minimized; I never have and I never will." Clyburn came under fire Thursday from Republicans and some Jewish...
  • House Dems delay vote on resolution rebuking Omar over Israel remarks

    03/05/2019 6:28:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2019 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Democratic leaders are delaying a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism that had been slated to take place on Wednesday, a senior Democratic aide confirmed Tuesday. "We could consider something as early as Thursday," the source told The Hill. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.D.) told Fox News Tuesday evening they were “still drafting” the resolution, but feels it should be "anti-hate." The measure is expected to be updated to include language condemning anti-Muslim bias. The resolution comes in the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) most recent controversial comments on Israel. "I want to talk about the political...
  • Fury: Liberals and Moderates Rage at Each Other at Closed-Door Meeting of House Democrats

    03/01/2019 10:45:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2019 | Guy Benson
    Earlier this week, House Republicans scored a second surprise victory on a 'motion to recommit,' one of the lower chamber minority's few procedural tactics. During a legislative battle over gun control legislation, more than two dozen Democrats backed a GOP proposal to require that ICE be notified whenever an illegal immigrant is flagged attempting to purchase a firearm. Republicans succeeded in another MTR gambit several weeks ago, adding language condemning anti-semitism to a foreign policy vote, a move clearly designed to isolate and shame Rep. Ilhan Omar . Following these losses, Democratic leadership is reeling, leading to a fiery...
  • Democrats Push Technology as Alternative to Trump Wall in Shutdown Impasse

    01/23/2019 9:04:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 81 replies
    newsmax ^ | 23 January 2019 | Thomson/Reuters.
    Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives floated the idea on Wednesday of ending a partial government shutdown by giving President Donald Trump most or all of the money he seeks for border security with Mexico but for items other than a physical wall. Representative James Clyburn, the No. 3 House Democrat, told reporters that Democrats could fulfill Trump's request for $5.7 billion for border security with technological tools such as drones, X-rays and sensors, as well as more border patrol agents. Representative Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking House Democrat, also said Democrats would be discussing "substantial sums of additional...
  • Clyburn: I'll run for Speaker if Pelosi doesn't have enough votes to win

    08/17/2018 2:18:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/18 | TAL AXELROD
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said he would step in to run for Speaker of the House if Democrats take back the chamber in November and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) does not appear to have the votes, he told The New York Times. The comments are the latest indication he is exploring a run for the Speakership. **SNIP** Clyburn, who is currently the third highest ranking Democrat in the House, would be the body’s first black Speaker. He said his claiming the Speakership would “put to bed forever the notion that the Democratic Caucus is taking black voters for granted.”
  • Oh My: Democratic Rep Suggests John Conyers Accusers Shouldn't Be Believed Because They're White

    11/30/2017 10:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We didn’t go there, did we? I mean seriously? Did Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the third ranking member of the House Democratic Caucus, pretty much insinuate that the accusations against Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) shouldn’t be believed because the accusers are white? Conyers is under fire for sexual misconduct. In 2015, he settled a sexual harassment claim to the tune of $27,000 in taxpayer money. Melanie Sloan, a Washington lawyer, claimed to be the subject of verbal abuse by Conyers, even walking into his office to have the Michigan Democrat half-dressed. She has not alleged any sexual harassment, but Deanna...
  • Sexual Harassment Standard Different For Congress, SC’s Representative Clyburn Suggests

    11/30/2017 9:59:38 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 11-30-2017 | Noah Feit
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn could find himself in hot water. A flippant response the Columbia Democrat made to reporters while walking in the Capitol is drawing the ire of many. When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures. In a video posted on Twitter, the 77-year-old Clyburn is walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), when asked “Other men in other industries have faced similar accusations … and gotten out of the...
  • Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of...

    11/29/2017 5:56:50 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    """Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of White Women""" During Wednesday morning House Democratic caucus, South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn compared the women who have accused John Conyers of sexual harassment to child murderer Susan Smith. The congressman also reportedly noted that Conyers’ accusers are “all white women.” The remarks were first reported by Robert Draper, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, who insists that Clyburn has made the statements multiple times to both staffers and other members of Congress.
  • The Party of Women: Dem Rep Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Conyers 'Could Be Made Up'

    11/24/2017 9:34:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The sexual misconduct reckoning that's sweeping the nation does cross party lines and political persuasions. Republicans and Democrats are in the crosshairs. Liberal media figures have also fallen. Yet, the Left is still engaging in the Bill Clinton protocol, circling the wagons and trying to downplay the accusations. Right now, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has four women, two of which wish to remain anonymous, alleging that he groped them. Leeann Tweeden who fired the first salvo also said that Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. The other Democrat in the news is Rep....
  • Clyburn Compares Trump to Hitler!

    08/16/2017 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite number 29. Yeah, yeah. We’ll get to the early sound bites in the next half hour. This is Jim Clyburn, he is Democrat, South Carolina. He was on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show this afternoon. He’s African-American, if you didn’t know. Congressman Clyburn is a member of Congressional Black Caucasians too. He’s a big guy in the Democrat Party. Wolf Blitzer said, “What was your reaction, as someone who has worked so hard in this area of civil rights all these years, what is your reaction to Trump in the press conference yesterday?” CLYBURN: We remember from...
  • Leading Net Neutrality Activist Campaigned on Behalf of al-Qaeda Supporter

    12/03/2015 6:21:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    An influential activist who met with members of the Obama Administration to promote net neutrality campaigned on behalf of a convicted Al Qaeda supporter, Breitbart Tech can reveal. Evan Greer is the campaign director for Fight For The Future, which led grassroots efforts to promote net neutrality to the Obama Administration. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, and she describes herself as a “touring queer riot-folksinger.” For three years, she also campaigned on behalf of Tarek Mehanna, an open admirer of Osama Bin Laden who was convicted of aiding al-Qaeda in 2012.Mehanna was convicted in 2012, after prosecutors proved that in 2004...
  • Clyburn says weather may keep him from Trump inauguration

    01/15/2017 9:07:05 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 62 replies
    The State ^ | 1/14/2017 | Greg Hadley
    A small but growing group of congressmen and women have announced they will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, breaking with generations of past precedent. In statements explaining their decisions, the members of Congress, who have all been Democrats thus far, cited Trump’s rhetoric on women, Muslims and immigrants, as well as concerns about the role Russian hacking may have played in the
  • Clyburn: Trump’s Law and Order Claim Was a ‘Dog Whistle’ to White Supremacists

    07/13/2016 2:52:43 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    brietbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s claim of being “the law and order candidate” was a “dog whistle” to white supremacists. Clyburn said, “Mr. Trump needs to get serious about this issue and stop making light of it. No system is rigged against him because of his skin color. That’s what race is all about. We must be serious about that, have a conversation with each other about that and see what we can do to solve this problem. And not hide behind what may or may not have happened to you...
  • Clyburn: Charleston Shooting A Result Of America's "Right-Wing Drift"

    06/21/2015 9:41:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) discussed the fatal shooting of nine parishioners inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and blamed the shooting on a “right-wing drift in the country” that has “gone too far.”
  • Clyburn challenger: Gay couples are 'gremlins' (Anthony Culler)

    10/21/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Rep. James Clyburn's (D-S.C.) Republican challenger referred to same-sex couples as "gremlins" and "bullies" in a Facebook post urging supporters to oppose gay marriage at the polls this fall. Anthony Culler, the GOP nominee for Clyburn's seat, wrote a Facebook post on Oct. 14 decrying same-sex marriage as "a pestilence that has descended on our society, against our will, by those in the courts and government that do not value the traditional family."