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Pelosi's New Position For Clyburn To Avert Dem Battle: 'Assistant Leader'

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NancyPelosiEditor’s Note – You can file this move into the ‘we make up the rules as we go along’ category.

Proving yet again that the ends justifies the means, Nancy Pelosi has reached into her bag of tricks to extend her grip on power within the Democrat Party.

A few questions;  Will this new position command additional taxpayer funds?  Additional staff?  Is this just further expansion of the federal government, all in the name of appeasing Pelosi’s need to remain in the spotlight?  All relevant questions that we can be sure the media will fail to ask.


Pelosi’s New Position For Clyburn To Avert Dem Battle: ‘Assistant Leader’

By Molly K. Hooper

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked her colleagues Saturday to support Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) for “Assistant Leader,” a newly created third-ranking position at the leadership table.

In a letter to her fellow Democrats, Pelosi wrote “should I receive the privilege of serving as House Democratic Leader, I will be very honored to nominate our outstanding colleague, Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, to serve in the number three House Democratic position. I will also ask the Caucus to designate that position as Assistant Leader.”

House Democrats averted a nasty fight when Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the creation of the new No. 3 ranking spot for Clyburn.

The late Friday night news ended an internecine battle between current Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Clyburn, both vying to be the No. 2 ranked House Dem in the 112th Congress.

According to a source close to Clyburn, the “solution” is to create a third-ranking Democratic leadership position that “would maintain the diversity of the Caucus as well as the wishes of a majority of the Caucus, that (Clyburn) remain in the number three leadership post.”

Read More – http://thehill.com/homenews/house/129035-new-no-3-leadership-spot-for-clyburn-averts-dem-battle

Tom Tillison


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