Rep. James Clyburn Taking Step Back From Leadership Role

 February 15, 2024

Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) has announced that he will be backing away from his House leadership role.

Clyburn is 83, and he says he is not retiring from Congress altogether and even plans to run next year.

“I will run for re-election for the Sixth Congressional District. Events of the last several years have made it clear that the greatness of America is at peril, and the threats to our continued pursuit of ‘a more perfect Union’ are real,” Clyburn said in a recent statement.

Regardless of how you feel about Clyburn’s political views, you have to respect the fact that he has dedicated decades of his life toward doing what he hopefully believes will make our country a better place to live.

Clyburn did not provide the reason he is stepping down from his current leadership perch.

It is hard not to wonder whether Clyburn is serious about running again next year.

Could he have a desire to retire but not want to shut the door altogether? Only time will tell.