A 52 year old Black Brooklyn New Yorker is in line to succeed the US House’s first Woman Speaker and Democratic Minority in the US House…
Brooklyn will represent/lead the Democratic lawmakers in the US Housen and US Senate…..
Jefferies will have things easier than Pelosi (She has blessed his succedeing here) since he will be the Minority Leader with Republicans having only a small majority….
Jeffries will also have Pelosi a arms length away…
There will be jousting within the House among Democrats also…..
Katherine M. Clark (Mass.) is up for minority whip, the No. 2 position.
Rep. Pete Aguilar (Calif.) is up for caucus chairman, the No. 3 position.
We’ll see the Republicans go after Jeffries right quick and they will NOT forget Pelosi….
Jeffries is 30 years younger than Pelosi …
Jeffries is part of a trio of younger lawmakers seeking to lead House Democrats as they become the minority party next year. Also Friday, Katherine M. Clark (Mass.) announced a bid for minority whip, the No. 2 position. Rep. Pete Aguilar (Calif.) said he is running for caucus chairman, the No. 3 position….
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday gave her blessing to a trio of House Democrats seeking leadership positions, saying she is “confident that these new leaders will capably lead our Caucus and the Congress.”
Her statement came after campaign announcements by Democratic Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) for minority leader, Katherine M. Clark (Mass.) for minority whip and Pete Aguilar (Calif.) for Democratic caucus chairman.
No other candidates have announced challenges to those three contenders….
image…House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) embrace Thursday after Pelosi announced she will not seek another term as the Democratic leader. (Elizabeth Frantz for The Washington Post)