All is not sunshine and lollipops in Lefty Land. Creating a new leadership position out of thin air for James Clyburn wasn’t enough to appease the Congressional Black Caucus. They also want to know the details of the job too.
CNN: Washington (CNN) -- The Congressional Black Caucus has decided to withhold its approval for the House Democratic leadership team, denying Speaker Nancy Pelosi full support of the 42-member organization as she campaigns to remain leader.
After a nearly two hour long meeting on Monday night, chairwoman Barbara Lee of California said the group only will endorse caucus member James Clyburn of South Carolina for a leadership position. The causus first wants to know what his role will be in the Democratic leadership before backing the full slate.
"We fully support our current Whip, Mr. Clyburn, for the number three position and we are currently reserving judgment on the entire package until we see what the actual portfolio entails, in terms of responsibilities," Lee said. [MORE]
Nancy Pelosi thought she could smooth things over with the CBC by just making up a job for James Clyburn. Now it looks like the CBC is going to turn the tables on her and try to leverage more power for Clyburn.
I am not sure if the CBC’s vote is enough to prevent Nancy from getting her leadership position. What I do know is that the CBC has some of the most liberal members of the Democrats and it will be the more liberal members who will vote for Nancy. It will be very interesting to see what tricks Nancy pulls to handle this sticky situation.