Jeffries, Pelosi’s Possible Successor, Says Democrats Can Disagree And Cooperate

The presumably arriving House Democratic leader, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, said on Sunday that he believes his party would be reunified in a new minority notwithstanding the policy differences.

Jeffries has occasionally clashed with his party members and worked with Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader. In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” he bragged of possessing good bonds with liberals and moderates.

Well, I have enormous respect for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rep., and every other member of the House Democratic caucus, from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to Rep. Josh Gottheimer, he is my good friend. Everybody else included, including Jeffries, informed CNN’s, Jake Tapper.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Jake Tapper, co-anchor, questioned Jeffries regarding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) informing The New York Times that there has been “healing that needs to happen in our caucus” after Jeffries surfaced as Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) potential successor.

Statement By Pelosi

Pelosi released a statement on Thursday saying that she would step down as House Democratic leader after two decades, and Hoyer and Clyburn, who hold the Number 2 and Number 3 positions, officially confirmed the very same.

Jeffries, Pelosi's Possible Successor, Says Democrats Can Disagree And Cooperate

We may have heated debates about how to move forward for American citizens. Still, we’ve seen that under Speaker Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Jim Clyburn, we have consistently come together every time, Jeffries stated, alluding to the departing majority of the leader.

In the past few years, he has argued that other party members uphold a distinction between “progressive Democrats” and “hard-left democratic socialists,” and has accepted the former label.

It has been my journey and career and it will continue to be like this for as long as I am physically fit to serve. I am a Black progressive Democrat who admits that acknowledging racial, social, and economic injustice is critical now, and I will never submit to hard-left democratic socialism, he responded by telling The Atlantic the year before.

Jeffries, who was initially chosen in 2012, is currently running unchallenged for House Democratic leader after Pelosi, Hoyer, and Clyburn all declared in the previous week they would not seek re-election to their positions on the conference’s management team.

On Thursday, Pelosi, who has been in leadership for years like her deputies, hailed a “new generation.” And is looking forward to a House GOP majority in January, Jeffries also told CNN that he was willing to collaborate with Republicans but was not hesitant to confront “extremism.”

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy also vowed to continue investigating the Biden administration while challenging the Democrats’ two-year rule.

While he hadn’t “recently” spoken to McCarthy, Jeffries told reporters, I do, I believe, have a considerably warmer relationship with Steve Scalise, the minority whip.

McCarthy told Fox News on Sunday that his small majority will be required to work together to achieve its goals, including focusing on China and the southern border.

We must truly team up because, as long as this persists, none of the inquests were required, nor would border protection or movement halting be possible.

I am eager to collaborate with both the entire House Republican conference as well as the leadership team to reach an agreement to get things done for everyday Americans to move forward, He said on CNN.

Of course, we will continue to oppose any Republican misuse of power and Republican extremism; he told reporters. And I’m optimistic that the leadership might gain knowledge from the American people’s widespread rejection of extremism and not double and triple down on it during the next Congress.”

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