By Mariela Hernandez
WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Assistant House Leader, Rep. James Clyburn (D- S.C.), endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday, paving way for additional support from the black community in South Carolina’s primary next week.
“The change we seek for this great country will not come easy. We need a real fighter and I believe Hillary Clinton is that fighter,” Clyburn said.
He has worked closely with both Clinton and her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), however believes she is the best choice to reform the criminal justice system.
“I urge all like-minded South Carolinians to join the fight, let’s vote on Saturday, Feb. 27, to nominate Hillary Clinton,” he said.
Before the S.C. primary, where African-American voters are intended to be more than half the ballots, Clinton’s campaign is looking to boost momentum.
Today “my head and my heart are in the same place,” Clyburn said. He continues to reinforce that Clinton will fight for equal pay for equal work.