Washington (CNN) - The Congressional Black Caucus has decided to withhold its approval for the House Democratic leadership team, denying Speaker Nancy Pelosi full support of the 42-member organization as she campaigns to remain leader.
After a nearly two hour long meeting on Monday night, chairwoman Barbara Lee of California said the group only will endorse caucus member James Clyburn of South Carolina for a leadership position. The caucus first wants to know what his role will be in the Democratic leadership before backing the full slate.
"We fully support our current Whip, Mr. Clyburn, for the number three position and we are currently reserving judgment on the entire package until we see what the actual portfolio entails, in terms of responsibilities," Lee said.
Surprising, but good.
Maybe there is a Christmas coming for Democrats.
Rep. Shuler of NC, as reported by FOX but not so fully here, is now advocating a realistic path that could restore credibility to the Democratic Party.
If Shuler's path is taken, many Americans will be walking out of the woods again and back toward prosperity.