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Meet Hakeem Jeffries, the Democrats’ Far-Left Choice to Succeed Pelosi as House Leader


Home Democrats on Wednesday elected the heirs obvious to the Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn period.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) will succeed Pelosi as Home Democrat Chief.

Along with Jeffries, Reps. Katherine Clark (D-MA) would be the new Democrat Whip, and Pete Aguilar (D-CA) will turn into the brand new Democrat Caucus Chairman. The brand new technology of leaders taking on with the brand new Congress in January are youthful and arguably additional to the left than their predecessors.

Whereas Pelosi checked off a field as the primary feminine chief of the celebration, Jeffries would be the first black chief of Home Democrats.

So who’s Hakeem Jeffries? Let’s have a look.

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Who’s Hakeem Jeffries?

In so many phrases, Hakeem Jeffries personifies the fashionable day Democrat Get together and its sharply left tilt.

In 2013, in what is likely to be described as a preview to the “inexperienced new deal,” Jeffries voted towards the Keystone XL pipeline.

In 2014, after the dying of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Democrats wasted no time ensuring that the fictional “arms up, don’t shoot” cry was heard on the Home ground.

Enter Hakeem Jeffries:

He launched a sequence of speeches by the Congressional Black Caucus on the dying of Brown saying, “Persons are fed up all throughout America due to the injustice concerned in persevering with to see younger, unarmed African-American males killed on account of a gunshot fired by a regulation enforcement officer. It is a drawback that Congress can’t run away from.” 

The declare that Brown did this was later confirmed to be false by Barack Obama’s personal Justice Division.

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Election Denying

Hakeem Jeffries appears to be a fan of “OK for thee however not for me.”

In line with public data, Jeffries and his household dwell in a apartment in his Brooklyn district. Whereas common New Yorkers will pay upwards of $5,000 in property taxes, Jeffries pays simply $213 per yr. All due to a regulation he supported as a State Meeting member.

As you will have guessed, he’s a type of “pay their fair proportion” Democrats who refuse to pay their very own share.

Being an “election denier” is a giant deal for right now’s Democrats. However will anybody speak about the truth that their new chief has a historical past of being an election denier himself? In all probability not, so right here it’s.

First, Jeffries denied the 2016 election, full with each Russiagate hoax contrivance obtainable. Then, he chastised Donald Trump for questioning the 2020 election. 

Then, he even questioned whether or not congressional seats within the 2018 midterm elections have been “stolen.”

So, is it solely stealing when Republicans win?

Jeffries was additionally outraged by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ determination to fly some 50 unlawful immigrants to Martha’s Winery in September.

Jeffries referred to DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who despatched busloads of unlawful alines to Democrat-run cities, as “human traffickers.”

Only one query, when was the final time that Rep. Jeffries was on the border to witness precise human trafficking? 

After the management vote, Jeffries declared he would “get issues accomplished.” 

You’ll be able to wager meaning going even additional left than Pelosi was keen to go.

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