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Hakeem Jeffries became Democratic leader with the enthusiastic, unified support of House Democrats. With his rousing opening remarks on the House floor, that support caught fire with Democrats and others across the country.

Every day, Hakeem leads with his values and vision, his knowledge and strategic thinking—always putting people over politics.

In becoming the first ever Black congressional leader, Hakeem has made history. Under his leadership, Democrats will make progress. Leader Jeffries is already doing a terrific job in the fight for Democratic values and against Republican extremism.

The challenge is great. But I know the job, I know Hakeem, and I know he will succeed. Leader Jeffries is a person of faith, patriotism, and respect for the oath we take to protect and defend our Constitution.

Our entire country will benefit from his new leadership—and one day very soon, he will be an excellent Speaker of the House!

Pelosi, a Democrat, is Speaker Emerita of the House of Representatives

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