Bawse: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Named Resigning Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Successor, First Black Leader Of The House

    Source: Bill Clark / Getty

    For all the years that there has been a two-party system in American politics, there has never been a Black person to lead a party in the House of Representatives. That is no longer the case.

    Source: Alex Wong / Getty

    According to CNN, House Democrats have chosen Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York to be Nancy Pelosi’s successor as she steps down from her role as Speaker of The House. Jeffries will become the very first Black person in United States History to helm either party in the house. Jeffries was unopposed as minority leader and will be joined by minority whip Rep. Katherine Clark from Massachusetts and Rep. Peter Aguilar of California who will now serve as Democratic Caucus leader.

    After being elected to succeed Nancy Pelosi as leader of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says, “Our caucus is better, our country is better, the world is better because of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s incredible leadership.”

    — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 30, 2022

    If you’ve never heard Rep. Jeffries speak before, he’s a man of the polls and of the people. He’s also very, very New York as he was born at Brooklyn Hospital.

    Hakeem Jeffries from Brooklyn is now officially the new House Democratic leader

    — Wu-Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) November 30, 2022

    He also has quite a few bars himself…

    Brooklyn’s own Hakeem Jeffries will become House Democratic leader today also will become the first Black person to lead a major political party in Congress and I can’t wait to see more of this 🔥

    — Wu-Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) November 30, 2022

    In 2019, the now-52-year-old Jeffries became the youngest House member in leadership as he became the Democratic Caucus chair at 49-years-old

    Humbled to be elected incoming House Democratic Leader.

    Ready to get to work.


    — Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) November 30, 2022

    The new minority leader spoke for the first time today reinforcing the party’s agenda:

    Jeffries said he hopes to “lead an effort that centers our communication strategy around the messaging principle that values unite, issues divide.” He also praised the past leadership but said “more must be done to combat inflation, defend our democracy, secure reproductive freedom, welcome new Americans, promote equal protection under the law, and improve public safety throughout this country.”

    Congrats to Rep. Jeffries. He undoubtedly has some very long days ahead of him.

    AD: Wraps by Renzel
    Generated by Feedzy