Brooklyn’s Hakeem Jeffries poised to be next top Democrat in the House following Pelosi’s departure as leader

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Brooklyn’s in the House.

The borough’s own Congress Member Hakeem Jeffries, currently the fifth-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, looks poised to become the next Democratic House Minority Leader after outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed she’d be stepping down from the post Thursday, multiple news outlets are reporting.

Pelosi’s announcement that she won’t be seeking reelection as the House’s top Democrat followed the party losing its majority in Washington’s lower chamber to the Republicans Wednesday night.

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