House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn reportedly told Democrats on a conference call last week that his party should exploit the coronavirus stimulus package, saying, “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
Breitbart News reports that a participant in a “conference call featuring more than 200 members of the House Democratic caucus” last Thursday confirmed Clyburn’s statement.
Clyburn had recently told Axios on HBO that President Trump is a racist and compared him to Adolf Hitler, a ridiculous and hyperbolic suggesting that Trump might take advantage of the pandemic to emulate Hitler’s seizure of power: “Anything that’s happened before can happen again.”
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” former Barack Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel notoriously said, a Democrat maxim echoed by Clyburn. “This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.”