Full Clyburn: 'I Want South Carolina To Have Its Say' In 2020 Democratic Primary | Meet The Press Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) talks to Chuck Todd about the Democratic race as it moves to South Carolina, during an interview with Meet the Press. ? Subscribe
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"I'm going to honor this debate. I want to maintain our 1st-in-the-South primary status; on Wednesday, I’ll let my choice be known," he said on ABC's This Week, and that while he accepts Sanders as frontrunner, if SC’s primary election were held tomorrow, Biden would capture more votes from African Americans than any other Democrat. "I want South Carolina to have its say before I talk about who would be the odds on favorite," Clyburn said.
"All these candidates will get some African American votes. If the election were tomorrow, Biden would have more of the vote. The debate on Tuesday night will have an impact; some activity after that might have an impact as well." If Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, were to win the nomination, "it will be an extra burden for us to have to carry. This is South Carolina, and South Carolinians are leery about that title 'socialist.'"