Dem Kingmaker Clyburn Sticks A Fork Into Amy Klobuchar's VP Hopes
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For those who were determined to persuade Joe Biden to refuse to tab Amy Klobuchar as his running mate, the Minneapolis riots are a gift from Heaven.
Ever since the former vice president's team announced that the Minnesota senator was moved along to the vetting process, racist elements of the party have been yowling like scalded cats.
Lunchbucket Joe has been under intense pressure to select a black woman who given his rapidly declining cognitive skills could soon become president regardless of any real qualifications outside of skin color.
One of those who has been pushing the hardest for a black female is South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, the kingmaker who is largely credited with delivering the killshot to Bernie Sanders and his socialist revolution.
According to Rep. Clyburn, the only Democrat who still remains somewhat moderate may as well withdraw from consideration due the "very tough timing" of the criminal unrest in the streets of Minneapolis.
Via The Washington Free Beacon, "Clyburn: Minnesota Unrest Damages Klobuchar’s VP Prospects":
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) said Friday that Sen. Amy Klobuchar's (D., Minn.) chances of being Joe Biden's 2020 running mate had been damaged by the violent unrest in Minnesota this week.
Following riots in Minneapolis over George Floyd's death in police custody on Monday, Clyburn told reporters it was "very tough timing" for Klobuchar, who reportedly was asked to submit to Biden's vetting process last week.
"We are all victims sometimes of timing," he said to reporters. "This is very tough timing for Amy Klobuchar, who I respect so much."
Clyburn's endorsement of Biden in February helped push the former vice president to a landslide victory in the South Carolina primary that turned around his campaign. He has urged Biden to pick a black woman as his running mate to reward voters for their loyalty to the Democratic Party, although he has added that that choice is not essential.
Clyburn also told Vanity Fair in an interview published Friday that the crisis did not help Klobuchar's chances, as her career as a Minnesota prosecutor has drawn liberal criticism. She took particular heat during her presidential campaign for her prosecution of black teenager Myon Burrell, who received a life sentence after being convicted of the 2002 murder of a young girl.
"It’s not just this," Clyburn said. "Her history with similar situations when she was a prosecutor came up time and again during the campaign. I suspect this incident plays into that."
Klobuchar has a major problem with black voters due to her history as a prosecutor and a 2006 case in which she did not bring charges against Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the cop with his neck on George Floyd's neck in the now infamous video.
Clyburn's comments are the equivalent of being jabbed by a cattle prod to Biden who was waffling on his commitment to discriminate against more qualified candidates to placate the Congressional Black Caucus and professional activists.
According to Biden:
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.”
And in an instant, all of the meticulously constructed credibility with black voters that was constructed by influential African-Americans like Clyburn was cast to the wind after Biden imploded with one of his trademark gaffes.
The Minnesota mayhem is a double-whammy for Barack Obama's former lackey, coming only days after the geriatric gaffe machine's self-inflicted wound on his campaign when during an interview with rapper Charlamagne tha God, he slipped up as to how Dems really view black people.
Klobuchar's goose is cooked and nobody is bigger winner than radical demagogue Stacey Abrams who is well-positioned to wiggle her way onto Biden's ticket as the nation burns.
Clyburn has not used his position as an influential and respected leader of the black community to call for an end to the riots - why would he?