Clyburn blames Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss on misinformation

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) expressed his concern that President Joe Biden‘s campaign could share the same fate as Hillary Clinton‘s did in 2016, which he chalked up to “misinformation.”

Clyburn appeared on Velshi on Saturday to reiterate his concerns about Biden’s chances of winning a second term. In January, Clyburn claimed he was worried that black voters would not show up for Biden. A USA Today poll reported that 63% of black voters support Biden, but the Democratic Party has in past years enjoyed a much larger majority.

“I am still concerned because I have been around this business long enough to know that were it not for misinformation, that Hillary Clinton would have been elected president of the United States. I think all of us know that,” Clyburn said. “Decisions can be made based upon false information. That is what concerns me. I want the American voter to be well informed, blacks and whites.”

Clyburn then implied that former President Donald Trump was behind the Jan. 6 riots and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, he credited Biden for eliminating student loan debts, passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and getting the economy “back on track.”

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In 2020, black voters made up 13.5% of all eligible voters, and they are expected to make up 14% in 2024, according to the Pew Research Center. However, as Maher pointed out, an increasing number of people are identifying as multiracial.

The 83-year-old representative is also up for reelection in November.

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