CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Congressman James Clyburn, Majority Whip and third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been serving in the House since 1993.
He became involved in politics during the Charleston hospital strike of 1969, worked as South Carolina’s human affairs commissioner for many years, and championed rural and economic development while representing South Carolina’s sixth congressional district.
In this episode of ‘Let’s Talk,’ a podcast by News 2’s Carolyn Murray, the two discuss Rep. Clyburn’s efforts to close the Charleston Loophole – a loophole that allowed Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof – who was prohibited from purchasing guns – the ability buy the firearm used in the attack when his background check remained incomplete after three days.
You’ll hear about Clyburn’s role in desegregation efforts, his life in politics, and how half a hamburger would change his life forever.
You can listen to the podcast in the player above, or by searching ‘Let’s Talk with Carolyn Murray’ wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.