South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn recently voiced concern that the Biden campaign has been unable to get the message out to voters about everything that President Biden has accomplished since taking office, The Hill reported.
While appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on January 7, Clyburn admitted that Biden’s record was not something voters were paying attention to. But rather than entertain the idea that Biden hasn’t accomplished anything voters wanted, Clyburn blamed the lack of attention on Republicans and the media.
He said the Biden campaign has been unable to “break through that MAGA wall” to convey to voters what Joe Biden has done.
Clyburn, who played a key role in helping Biden win the South Carolina primary in 2020 after he lost both Iowa and New Hampshire, said he has discussed with the president the campaign’s reelection strategy, adding that while he wasn’t “worried,” he was “very concerned.”
The South Carolina congressman said the campaign should focus on issues like Biden’s student debt bailout as an example of how the president keeps his promises. He conceded that part of his promise on the student debt bailout fell through, not because Biden didn’t keep his promise but because the Supreme Court overruled the plan.
Clyburn complained that nobody was talking about how the Biden administration found a way to defy the Supreme Court to keep part of his promise for student debt “relief.”
Blaming the lack of messaging on the news media, Clyburn complained that he was still hearing from people who said Biden failed to keep his promise on student loans. He argued that Biden was able to do 80 percent of what he promised but the news media was only focusing on the “20 percent affected” by the Supreme Court decision.
Clyburn also touted the number of minorities and women President Biden nominated to the federal judiciary as something voters should hear about.
He also said the campaign should be promoting the misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act” that capped insulin costs at $35 a month.