Clyburn in charge of anything is a scary thought.

Via National Journal:

The Congressional Black Caucus is lobbying President Obama to name Assistant House Democratic Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., as his new Transportation secretary.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, the Ohio Democrat who chairs the caucus, told National Journal on Tuesday that she had sent a letter on behalf of the caucus to recommend Clyburn, who has long worked on transportation issues.

The advice comes as Obama has faced criticism for a lack of diversity in his Cabinet, exacerbated by the departures of a string of female and non-white officials. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman, announced last week that he was leaving.

Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in the House, has held his seat since 1993. Fudge said that Clyburn’s appointment would be “a great loss” in Congress, but dismissed concerns about losing a prominent black voice there.