Rep. Hakeem Jeffries was feeling musical on the House flooring after being elected House Minority Leader for the Democratic Party … and he let his track be heard by all, from A to Z.
The New York congressman — who was the clear favourite amongst his friends for House Speaker as 15 rounds of voting had been held — delivered his speech early Saturday morning after Rep. Kevin McCarthy lastly received the gavel amongst a divided Republican get together.
We’ll get to him in a minute, however first … take heed to Jeffries’ ABCs of purple, white and blue. He went via your complete alphabet to match and distinction the core tenets of his caucus.
It begins with American Values over Autocracy, Benevolence over Bigotry, the Constitution over the Cult … and at last ends with Zealous Representation over Zero Sum Confrontation, protecting each letter in between. It’s obtained good rhythm to it, very like the actual alphabet track!
Jeffries obtained enormous applause all through, and what feels like a standing O on the finish.
You might argue there was simply as a lot enthusiasm inside the GOP, when now-House Speaker McCarthy delivered his remarks to cap off the lengthy evening … when he promised to push a robust conservative agenda and to reign in plenty of Pres. Biden‘s insurance policies.
McCarthy’s win got here after an excruciating 15 rounds of voting over 4 full days … throughout which he slowly began to flip sufficient Republican votes in his favor amongst holdouts.
He reportedly gave away the farm in securing the speakership, conceding to a ton of concessions that weaken his place. But hey, he is obtained the title now … and on we roll.