Congressman Hakeem Jeffries leaves a leadership election meeting with the Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries leaves a leadership election meeting with the Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Nancy Pelosi as US House leader after historic vote

  • The New York congressman is the first black American to hold such a high-ranking position in Congress
  • The vote also marks the rise of a younger generation in the House, and the end of the Pelosi era

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries leaves a leadership election meeting with the Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries leaves a leadership election meeting with the Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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