Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn has “wholeheartedly” welcomed Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries as the potential successor of US House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi.
“Rep. Jeffries, whose Congressional District 8 overlaps with the Assembly District 42 I proudly represent, has been a staunch ally for our community,” Bichotte-Hermelyn, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, told Caribbean Life over the weekend.
“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,” she added.
Bichotte Hermelyn said 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.”