'Step away from cult worship': Clyburn torches GOP with stern words of advice

'Step away from cult worship': Clyburn torches GOP with stern words of advice
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House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) has a stern message for members of the Republican Party. During a recent appearance on Axios, Clyburn urged Republican lawmakers to "step away from cult worship" as he insisted that they refrain from giving unlimited power over the political party to one individual.

While Clyburn noted that Democratic lawmakers have an obligation to pass legislation for sweeping voting reforms, he also insisted that Republican and Independent voters are also responsible for the country's fate.

"It's high time that we ... think about what's best for this country. If you want to think about what's best for one person, you are teetering on one-person rule," Clyburn said. "That's an autocracy."

"For a party such as the Republican party, that my parents were members of, for them to turn the whole party apparatus over to one person means you're no longer a party, but you're now a cult," Clyburn said.

Clyburn went on to express concern about "right-thinking" and the problems it could cause in the near future. The Democratic lawmaker added, "It's time for the right-thinking people in this country to step away from cult worship. That's where a lot of people are headed."

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