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.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.