Lee, who sent a letter earlier Monday to House Democrats urging support for Clyburn, said most CBC members want Clyburn as Whip because “that is the most logical position for him.” She touted his ability as a vote counter and his experience working with Members from across the geographical spectrum.
Asked whether she thought it would be acceptable for Clyburn to be bumped down to Caucus chairman, Lee said, “We have to wait and see.”
She added, “Most of us who are supporting Mr. Clyburn want to see him remain as our Whip.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.