NY Assemblymember Welcomes Prospect of Jeffries Becoming House Democratic Leader

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announcing his bid to become Nancy Pelosi's successor as House Democratic Leader

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New York State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn released the following statement on Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announcing his bid to become Nancy Pelosi’s successor as House Democratic Leader:

“U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has been a pioneering, accomplished and graceful leader. As the first woman speaker of the House, she has steadfastly led our nation forward with stability through multiple crises and turmoil, and has bettered the lives of all Americans. I thank Rep. Pelosi for her dedicated service, and look forward to her continued accomplishments as she continues to serve as Congresswoman.

Brooklyn’s own Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has dedicated his entire career to uplifting Brooklynites, and his remarkable rise from humble roots to chair of the House Democratic Caucus is a testament to his skilled leadership, legislative abilities and keen understanding of the needs of his constituents.

Rep. Jeffries, whose Congressional District 8 overlaps with the Assembly District 42 I proudly represent, has been a staunch ally for our community.

I wholeheartedly welcome the prospect of Rep. Jeffries becoming the House Democratic Leader and am confident he’ll usher in a new diverse era of leadership in Congress to lead America – and Brooklyn – forward.

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