Who is the new US Democratic House Leader Hakeem Jeffries?
Al Jazeera, 01 Dec 2022
Democrats in the House of Representatives, one of the two branches of the United States Congress, have selected New York’s Hakeem Jeffries to lead their caucus.
His appointment, following a unanimous vote on Wednesday, was historic. Never before has a Black politician been named a party leader in the US Congress.
Jeffries is set to lead a Democratic party that will lose its majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 2018. In a speech following the vote on Wednesday, Jeffries said the party would reach across the aisle to work with Republicans.
Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.
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