*Per politico.com, radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday suggested that Rep. Jim Clyburn — the highest-ranking African American in Congress — serve as chauffeur to Nancy Pelosi in the event he fails to win the race for House minority whip.

“Clyburn’s worried about not having the perk of a big office, driver and so forth,” Limbaugh said on his radio show. “The way this can all be worked out, Clyburn’s new position: ‘Driving Miss Nancy.’

“He gets to keep the car. He gets to go everywhere she goes, parties and everything else,” Limbaugh said. “He’s not in the back of the bus. He’s in the driver’s seat, and she’s in the back of the car being chauffeured. Solved problem.”


Reps James Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer

Clyburn is running against Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer in the hotly contested leadership race, which has split the Democratic Caucus. Limbaugh suggested House Democratic leaders are being “racist” for standing against the South Carolina congressman’s run for minority whip.

“The white racist leadership of the Democrat Party is trying to ace out Clyburn,” Limbaugh said. “Clyburn has had power, but they want to take it away from him.”