Nancy Pelosi is no longer the head of the Democratic Party in Congress.
But her successor is even worse.
And now, Pelosi’s successor was just caught red-handed pushing one shocking lie.
Hakeem Jeffries may not be a household name yet, but he is the new House minority leader for the Democrats.
That means he is stepping directly into the position that Nancy Pelosi held for decades. He is the head of the Democrat caucus in the House of Representatives.
One would think that Democrats would have vetted him before putting him in such a high-ranking position of authority.
After all, a scandal that breaks out around a high-ranking Democrat official has the potential to embarrass the party and hurt them politically.
They had all the incentives in the world to check into Jeffries’ background before making him head of the Democrat caucus.
But it is clear now that they didn’t. And they are regretting it big time.
You see, Jeffries has an uncle who was a vicious anti-Semite and also hated white people. And while Jeffries himself can’t be held responsible for this, what he said about his uncle back in the day is extremely scandalous.
In fact, it’s so bad that CNN threw him under the bus. They were the ones who broke the story.
According to the CNN article, “For years, Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries has told a similar story: he was off at college and shielded from controversies surrounding his uncle, Black studies professor Leonard Jeffries, who eventually lost his job over incendiary comments about Jewish people.”
“Hakeem Jeffries has said he had only a ‘vague recollection’ of the controversy, saying he couldn’t even recall coverage of it in local press.”
So Jeffries has tried to claim that he didn’t know much about what his uncle was saying. But CNN revealed that this was a total fabrication. He knew what his uncle was doing and defended him.
“While Jeffries was a college student at Binghamton University in upstate New York, the Black Student Union, in which Jeffries was an executive board member, invited his uncle to speak on campus after his inflammatory comments caused an uproar.”
“And in a previously unreported college editorial, Jeffries defended his uncle along with Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan, writing, ‘Do you think that a ruling elite would promote individuals who would seek to dismantle their vice like grip on power?’ He added that they were unfairly targeted by ‘White media’ for challenging ‘the longstanding distortion of history.’”
Clearly Jeffries has been putting on an act for the purpose of climbing up the political ladder.
He isn’t a moderate mainstream Democrat. He is a supporter of Louis Farrakhan and a diehard racist.
It is so bad that even CNN can’t defend him, and CNN goes out of their way to defend Democrats at every turn.
The only question now is whether Democrats will throw him out of his position as minority leader, or if they’re okay with having a proven racist run their caucus.