The South Carolina lawmaker credited with rescuing Joe Biden’s dying presidential campaign with his timely endorsement now believes it’s time to shut down the Democratic primary race and declare the former vice president the winner over Sen. Bernie Sanders.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., told NPR as the results came in Tuesday in six primaries that if Biden were to win all of them, it would be best for the party to put an end to the primary race, debates and all.
“I think when the night is over, Joe Biden will be the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination, and quite frankly, if the night ends the way it has begun, I think it is time for us to shut this primary down, it is time for us to cancel the rest of these debates,” Clyburn said.
The lawmaker likely had the widespread concern about Biden’s cognitive health in mind when he added that “you don’t do anything but get yourself in trouble if you continue in this contest when it’s obvious that the numbers will not shake out for you.”
“This is incredible,” said radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. “They want to shut it down before anybody has the number of delegates needed to win the nomination. You want to talk about screwing Bernie Sanders twice, this time they’re doing it in public. This time they’re doing it in front of everybody. They screwed Crazy Bernie in 2016 with the superdelegates and so forth. He went along with it. Now they are screwing the guy in public, folks.”READ MORE