What Democrats Don't Want You to Know About Hakeem Jeffries

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As we previously reported, in the aftermath of Republicans being projected to retake control of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made it official Thursday in declaring she would “not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress.”


“For me, the hour’s come for a new generation to lead the Democratic Caucus that I so deeply respect and I’m so grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility,” Pelosi, who is 82, stated as reports swirled that she was paving the way behind the scenes for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) to be her successor.

Jeffries, who has been in Congress since 2013, is being portrayed by some in the media “as a capable operator inside the conference with sharp media skills to sell a Democratic message to the public,” though he may get pushback from “Squad” types in the House who reportedly have “labeled him a centrist.”

But what you won’t hear much about from the fawning press when it comes to Jeffries and the “historic” nature of his presumptive upcoming role as House Minority Leader is that he is – by the Democrats’ own very convenient definition – a threat to democracy. An election denier who routinely tries to delegitimize and undermine “our sacred institutions,” as Democrats have often referred to the courts and the democratic process:


And to think we’ve been lectured to all this time about how such talk was dangerous. Who knew?

There’s also the issue of his uncle’s rampant anti-Semitism, which to my knowledge Hakeem Jeffries has never publicly denounced (Twitter thread):

In fairness, though it doesn’t appear that Rep. Jeffries has distanced himself from his uncle’s remarks directly, he has spoken out against anti-Semitism on numerous occasions including on social media.

“The dramatic rise of anti-Semitic attacks in NYC and throughout the country is deeply disturbing and unacceptable. Any and all perpetrators must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We will crush intolerance whenever and wherever it is found,” Jeffries tweeted in May 2021.


Jeffries has also equated pro-life conservatives to a “cult” and wrote during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial when it became abundantly clear that Rittenhouse’s actions were in self-defense that he should be locked up with the key thrown away.

In short, the “new generation” of leadership among Democrats in the House is pure woke. Perhaps not as woke as AOC, but woke enough to give Democrats plenty of nightmares for Republicans to exploit in the weeks and months to come.

I can’t wait.

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