Hakeem Jeffries Is the New Nancy Pelosi
(AmericanProsperity.com) – A new chapter will begin in the House of Representatives in 2023, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi handing over the reins. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) will fill her shoes as the House’s top-ranking Democrat. The shift marks the beginning of a new generation of leadership, with younger politicians also filling the second- and third-ranking Democratic party spots.
#BREAKING: In historic vote, Democrats pick Jeffries to replace Pelosi as party leader https://t.co/qo5JwGimGx pic.twitter.com/3W2ubrYBdh
— The Hill (@thehill) November 30, 2022
The Hill reports that Jeffries, 52, ran uncontested for the position. He will make history as the first Black politician ever to lead in Congress. He’s active in his position as New York’s Eighth Congressional District representative, being Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of both the House Budget Committee and House Judiciary Committee. He views himself as “a tireless advocate for social and economic justice” and insists he places “people over politics.”
Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark, 59, and California Rep. Pete Aguilar, 43, will take over the second- and third-ranking Democrat positions. They’ll replace 83-year-old Steny Hoyer (MD) and 82-year-old James Clyburn (SC).
Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House in 2007, although she’s served her district for 35 years. Pundits conjecture that the violent assault her husband, Paul Pelosi, recently suffered at their San Francisco home likely contributed to her decision to retire from the leadership role.
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