“I know Joe Biden. I know his character, his heart, and his record,” Clyburn tweeted. “Joe Biden has stood for the hard-working people of South Carolina. We know Joe. But more importantly, he know us. In South Carolina, we choose presidents. I’m calling on you to stand with @JoeBiden.”-Rep. Jim Clyburn
Ahead of South Carolina’s Saturday primary, House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn just endorsed VP Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee.
Clyburn, a 27-year veteran of the House, is among the most influential Democrats in South Carolina. Biden has been courting the congressman’s endorsement for months, and the announcement on Wednesday is likely to help cement the former vice president’s strong support among many of the black voters that will play an outsize role in the Palmetto State’s nominating contest on Saturday.