Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to be top House Democrat in letter to colleagues


Brooklyn Congress Member Hakeem Jeffries is on his way to becoming the next top Democrat in the House as he formally launched his bid for the position Friday.

In a letter, shared with amNewYork Metro by an aide to Jeffries, sent to his Democratic House colleagues, the rep spelled out why they should name him the successor to outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

In his writing, Jeffries touted his tenure as chair of the House Democratic Caucus – the fifth highest ranking Democratic position in the House – for the past four years. But he quickly pivoted to his vision for the party going forward, writing “I now look to the future.”