On Meet the Press Sunday, Clyburn told Chuck Todd that he’s convinced Joe Cunningham and Jaime Harrison lost in his state of South Carolina because of “defund the police.”

“Jaime Harrison started to plateau when ‘Defund the Police’ showed up with a caption on TV right across his head,” Clyburn said. “That stuff hurt Jaime. And that’s why I spoke out against it a long time ago.”

“I just hope that going forward, we will think about each one of these congressional districts and let people represent their district,” he added. “Let’s recognize that people should reflect that diversity in our country.”