Mr Clyburn said the “colorful words” did not reflect his endorsement, although in an ad coming out on Wednesday he listed the names of former black members of Congress who represented Ohio and said he ‘they had been effective “because they were focusing on you, not on themselves.
Ms Turner and Ms Brown are both black, as are Ms Fudge, whom Mr Clyburn aggressively promoted to head the Department of Agriculture before Mr Biden selected her as housing secretary.
Ms. Brown plays carefully on Ms. Turner’s outspokenness in her campaign.
“As the leader of this party, I am really good at building bridges and doing it without attacking or insulting people,” she said on Tuesday. If sent to Washington, she added, “I won’t have to start with a long letter of apology.”
Ms Turner has a ready-made response to this, pointing to then-senator Kamala Harris’ searing attack on Mr Biden during one of the presidential debates, when she said her policies had exacerbated racial injustice. .
“If these two can be side by side now, then the president and I can surely come together,” she said, although she added that her campaign was “not about loyalty to one person. “.
She tried to make amends, praising the Biden administration for its pandemic response, huge coronavirus aid package and social policy proposals, while saying Democrats need to go further – on cancellation student debt, a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour and climate change,
And ultimately, ideology, not style, is the biggest problem facing the Democratic Party.
“These generational changes are absolutely a theme throughout the caucus across many different issues,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said. “That’s why I think Nina’s groundswell is exciting, because it’s not one person’s approval. It’s really the sum of everything we’ve seen.