April 22, 2024

Jeffries on Schumer Calling for Bibi’s Ouster: GOP ‘Trying to Politicize’ U.S.-Israel Relationship ‘As Opposed to Leaning in’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN NewsNight,” House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) responded to questions on Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be voted out of office by stating that he is confident that “at the appropriate time, the Israeli people will make the right

Jeffries: House GOP Doesn’t Want to Address Border, ‘Deeply Troubling’ SCOTUS Said TX Can Address Border

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN NewsNight,” House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) denounced the “deeply troubling decision from the extreme conservatives on the Supreme Court” allowing Texas to enforce immigration law and also stated that “many of our Republican colleagues…don’t want to actually address the issue. They just want to engage in political stunts or

Progressive pressure on Jeffries: Israel critics want help surviving backlash

The war in Gaza is forcing Hakeem Jeffries (center) to navigate a treacherous divide between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian members. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Progressive Democrats who’ve condemned Israel over its war offensive in Gaza are demanding that House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries do more to protect them against primary challenges from pro-Israel Democrats. In a closed-door

Jeffries: ‘Informal Conversations’ Taking Place for Bipartisan Solution to Speakership

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “informal conversations” are taking place for a bipartisan solution to the House speakership. Anchor Kristen Welker said, “Are you actually having conversations behind the scenes with the Republican counterparts about trying to create a bipartisan solution, a governing coalition?” Jeffries said

Jeffries: Bragg Has ‘Exemplary Record’ as Prosecutor, ‘Extraordinary Track Record in Law Enforcement’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) defended Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as someone who has “an extraordinary track record in law enforcement” and also stated that Bragg has an “exemplary record” as a prosecutor. Host Joy Reid asked, “I do have to ask about one more

Hakeem Jeffries says he has ‘no idea’ what Kevin McCarthy’s talking about

The compromise reached last night “will not be a final agreement” House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries said, until Congress has been able to review the legislation. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries told him there is “not one thing in the bill for Democrats.”

House Dems strategize how to achieve a Speaker Hakeem Jeffries

At their annual retreat, Democrats were endlessly optimistic on the new generation of leaders, including Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (center). | Francis Chung/POLITICO BALTIMORE — House Democrats embraced three favorite words during their annual retreat: Speaker Hakeem Jeffries. As the new Congress enters its third month, Democrats are full of bluster about their chances of

Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries Dismisses Biden Family Business Scandal

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House minority leader and election denier Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) dismissed one of the greatest scandals in United States’ history — the Biden family business dealings and the censorship conspiracy surrounding reporting of it — in a statement the congressman made Thursday. Speaking at a press conference about the Republican’s efforts to

Jeffries and Schumer begin their Dem buddy act

Chuck Schumer, left, and Hakeem Jeffries will have to stay close and play off each other under a fiercely divided government with the 2src24 presidential election looming. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo The most important thing Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries have in common isn’t their New York City borough. It’s their shared leadership style: Neither

How Jeffries made his ascension to House Dem leader ‘look easy’

The strategy behind Hakeem Jeffries’ yearslong ascent to House Democratic leader, as his top allies see it, focused on making the outcome feel inevitable. And in the end, it did. The New York Democrat culminated a remarkably frictionless climb of the party ladder on Wednesday, securing every vote and avoiding a single challenger. He became

‘Honor to stand on the shoulders’: Jeffries talks leadership transition

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Jeffries on leadership transition: ‘Honor to stand on the shoulders’

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries arrives to meet with his fellow Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2src22. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y), widely expected to lead his caucus in the next Congress, said Sunday it was an honor to follow the previous generation of top Democrats.

How a secret meeting put Hakeem Jeffries on track to replace Pelosi

The 52-year-old Jeffries was concerned enough that he offered to fly to South Carolina to seek the counsel of the 82-year-old Clyburn. The younger lawmaker wanted to gently make sure his elder in the Congressional Black Caucus knew of Schiff’s quiet campaign — and to even more gently warn Clyburn about the risk of splitting

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