During an appearance on Fox News’ “Your World” on Monday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) admitted what most Democrats won’t — “If you can’t afford to buy gasoline, you are in a recession.”
According to Rep. Clyburn, there isn’t any question that “for a lot of people,” the country is already in a recession.
While claiming that President Joe Biden is perfectly capable of running for reelection, and is capable of winning reelection, Clyburn talked about the fact that some Americans are struggling financially right now.
The Democrat congressman then tried to pivot to assert that “the investor class” and corporate executives are doing just fine, and even still earning money, while individuals are being decimated financially in the current economy.
The show’s host, Neil Cavuto, began the segment by noting that Biden has claimed that the U.S. is not in a recession, but many people disagree with him, and asked Clyburn where he stood on the issue.
“I think a lot of them are alarmed by what’s happening with the economy. I know the president says we’re not in a recession. Others disagree with that. Just out of curiosity, do you think we are in a recession?” Cavuto asked.
Rather than discussing the reasons why the U.S. is in a recession, meaning the policies enacted by the Biden administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress, Clyburn instead replied by dividing the country between the “individuals” and the “investor class.” The Democrat congressman ignored the fact that the entire country is being affected by the recession, instead trying to pit the two groups against each other as if the “investor class” was somehow taking something from the individual.
“Well, for a lot of people, we are,” Clyburn responded. “There’s no question about that. If you can’t afford to buy gasoline, you are in a recession. The investor class in this country is not losing any money. Individuals? Yes. But as a class, investors are still making money. Corporate execs are making plenty of money. That’s not the issue.”
Cavuto didn’t even bother to call him out on the issue, or press him on why the country has fallen into these hard times, instead moving on to discussing Biden’s age, and whether that would affect his ability to run for reelection, which Clyburn said it would not.