Hakeem Jeffries Elected House Dem Leader, Succeeding Nancy Pelosi

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House Democrats elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as their leader today, making the Brooklyn and Queens lawmaker the first black person to lead either party in the chamber and ushering in a new generation of Dem leadership after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced earlier this month she would step aside after 20 years in charge, the NY Post reports.

Jeffries, 52, was selected by his colleagues during a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill after they lost control of the chamber in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

“It’s a solemn responsibility that we are all inheriting. And the best thing that we can do as a result of the seriousness and solemnity of the moment is lean in hard and do the best damn job that we can for the people,” Jeffries told reporters the night before his election.

Jeffries, first elected to Congress in 2013, told his colleagues in a letter announcing his leadership bid Nov. 18 that he will look to the future with an eye toward unifying the party and regaining the majority in 2024. NY Post



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