Hakeem Jeffries made his first order of business as House Minority Leader was to address the House of Representatives in a powerful speech.
Representative Hakeem Jeffries was officially named the House Democratic Leader on Wednesday, making him the first Black person to lead a political party in either chamber of the Congress. He replaces Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, who had served in that role over for over 20 years.
Nancy Pelosi stepped down from her senior Democratic leadership position in the House of Representatives on Thursday, paving the way for Hakeem Jeffries to reportedly take over once the next Congress convenes next January. He was endorsed publicly for the role by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Joyce Beatty.
Yesterday (Jan. 21) the historic impeachment trial of Putin’s (alleged) plant, Donald Trump, began in the senate and while Republicans went above and beyond the call of duty to cover-up the crimes of Cheeto Jesus, Democratic representative Hakeem Jeffries took the time to let everyone know that Brooklyn was definitely in the house.