White House photo by Eric Draper via Wikimedia Commons

Former President George W. Bush reportedly congratulated South Carolina Democrat Congressman James Clyburn on the inauguration of President Joe Biden, calling Clyburn “the savior” for his role in saving Biden’s troubled presidential campaign.

“George Bush said to me today. He said ‘you know, you’re the savior, because if you had not nominated Joe Biden, we would not be having this transfer of power today,’” Clyburn said in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday. “He said to me, ‘Joe Biden was the only one who could have defeated the incumbent president.’”

Bush is referring to Clyburn’s endorsement of Biden in South Carolina’s Democrat primary, which came after Biden stumbled early and lost nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.  The losses drew comparisons to Biden’s failed 1988 and 2008 bids, with speculation Biden would drop out again should he lose or underperform in South Carolina.

Initially the front-runner after entering the race, the losses in Iowa and New Hampshire took their poll on Biden, who trailed Vermont socialist Senator Bernie Sanders among Democrats by 11% nationally for the presidential nomination.

Biden’s lead in South Carolina had fallen to 8% and many speculated he could end up losing the state and all hope of winning the nomination.

As a 14-term congressman, the House Majority Whip and a key figure in the Congressional Black Caucus, Clyburn’s endorsement carries huge weight among South Carolina’s largely black Democrat electorate. 

“I know Joe Biden. I know his character, his heart, and his record. Joe Biden has stood for the hard-working people of South Carolina. We know Joe,” Clyburn said in a tweeted endorsement of Biden. “But more importantly, he know us. In South Carolina, we choose presidents. I’m calling on you to stand with @JoeBiden.”

Armed with Clyburn’s endorsement and assistance, and a recharged performance in a nationally-televised debate, Biden won the South Carolina Democrat primary by a crushing 48% to 19% margin over second-place finisher Sanders.  

Biden won all 46 counties in the state and the blowout win among black voters all but ended the presidential campaigns of Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.

The win recharged Biden’s campaign and vaulted him to the nomination, with many crediting Clyburn’s political machine for crowning the winner.

 

Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 months ago

ALL RINOs support Biden, nothing new here

Margaret Hodge
Margaret Hodge
3 months ago

They need to run him out of Texas.

Albert Westphal
Albert Westphal
3 months ago
Reply to  Margaret Hodge

Agree!!! Run G.W. Bush out of Texas

ADHD
ADHD
3 months ago

Make that the ENTIRE Bush family: they ALL need to be disgraced and most severely punished as being pushers of our current oligarchy led by Soros!!!!

Madeleine
Madeleine
3 months ago

Part of the family who brought down the Twin Towers to block teh NESARA/GESARA launch and steal all the Gold President Kennedy was assinated by the same bunch because he wanted to launch NESARA! Fortunately TRUMPSERA has already been signed into action! Good times are ahead. Be strong in the Lord and pray for the Presidents safety

Barbc
Barbc
3 months ago
Reply to  Madeleine

FAMILY OF SECRETS by Russ Baker. He explains how the Bush cartel gained its power. He explains how Junior managed to not loose his NG position, while not fulfilling his obligations. The Bushs’ vindictiveness would be inflicted on others.

ROBERT POWELL
ROBERT POWELL
3 months ago
Reply to  Margaret Hodge

hang his yankee hide on the coyote fence

Nancy
Nancy
3 months ago
Reply to  Margaret Hodge

Oh yes he is a turncoat well the Republicans no longer have me as on I’m waiting for our president to form another party and I will join and support him in 2024.

Caromac
Caromac
3 months ago
Reply to  Nancy

He isnt a turncoat, he has always been a traitor!

Martha
Martha
3 months ago
Reply to  Margaret Hodge

He is no Texan!

Gail
Gail
3 months ago
George is out for revenge since Our President made mince meat out of Jeb during that infamous debate. He is jealous of all he has accomplished in four years without any help
Gerald Hughes
Gerald Hughes
3 months ago

Yeah when they do get the civil war started I suspect that Bush will be in the group with Sasse, McConnel, Romney and Cheney

Charles M.
Charles M.
3 months ago

another Rino a**kisser .. run his sorry tail out of Texas ..

SUE
SUE
3 months ago

WHAT AN A-HOLE

Louisa Swanson
Louisa Swanson
3 months ago
Reply to  SUE

And after what Trump did to honor his father!!

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

The swamp back stabbed President Trump over McCain and Bush’s funeral

Ronni Hoessli
Ronni Hoessli
3 months ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

But…but…Trump beat his brother – bigly! Can’t have that.

Lazzari Pat S
Lazzari Pat S
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronni Hoessli

They are all crooks the whole family

Madeleine
Madeleine
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronni Hoessli

They know that the Father who was a traitor and murderer was executed. He did spill all teh beans to Potus in return for sparing his life, but now because they all believe the fake was sworn in (illegally) they have become bold Father George H Bush was actually German on a fake American passport His name was not Bush. America were infiltrated by Nazis decades ago after the War. All falsified passports

Linda Koenekamp
Linda Koenekamp
3 months ago

Cannot put in words what I think of turncoats.

Quy
Quy
3 months ago

He’s SOB like his father !

West
West
3 months ago
Reply to  Quy

Very disappointed in the Bush family. Oddly enough we mainly hear about George and not Jeb. But George I was part of CIA so not that surprised of the path available towards the presidency for both George 1 and 2 and for Jeb as governor in FL. Really embedded in our government. When they wanted the republican votes for their own self-serving purposes they sure put on a good act- acting like men supporting republican ideology. Look at them now, supporting liberals that are spreading communism in America! But they are part of the “elite” of Washington and will not be harmed or impacted!

Nancy
Nancy
3 months ago

I cN put into words he is an asshole