Clyburn asks senators 'which side are you on?' for voting rights

'We are going to keep pressuring on this issue. We are not going to roll over,' the Majority Whip said Sunday.

1/17/2022 2:21:00 AM

Rep. Jim Clyburn asked his colleagues in the Senate who are set to vote on voting rights legislation Tuesday: 'Which side are you on?' referencing the iconic union organizing song often sung during the civil rights era.

'We are going to keep pressuring on this issue. We are not going to roll over,' the Majority Whip said Sunday.

, Raddatz pressed Clyburn, a close confidant to Biden, on how the president can turn the current political tide ahead of the midterms this year."You're credited with turning the tide for President Biden in 2020, but as he approaches this one year in office, his poll numbers are at an all-time low. A Quinnipiac poll recently showed a 33 percent job approval rating. How does he turn that around?" Raddatz asked.

"Now, if Joe Biden had quit after he lost those first two races -- three races, he would not be where he is today. I tell people all the time, 'three strikes and you're out' is a baseball rule and he -- he should not live by baseball rules. He didn't live by baseball rules then, he's now the president," Clyburn responded."Keep pressing, and we'll get to where we need to be."

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