Tom Maguire catches a good quote from incoming House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, suggesting that maybe the Congressional Black Caucus doesn't take the Hastings-Harman thing all that seriously after all:
Asked Thursday whether he's confident that Hastings will chair the committee, Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, elected by his peers to be House majority whip, said, "I have no real hopes about it."
Or is Clyburn simply trying to ratchet down the attention to the whole matter? I bet it's closer to the former, since Pelosi just did Clyburn the favor of clearing Diana DeGette out of the race against him for Majority Whip.
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