Election Denier Jeffries Likely to Succeed Pelosi as House Democrat Leader

Since current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced her intent to step back from holding a leadership role, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York has emerged as the clear front runner to succeed her as House Democrat Leader. Like other prominent figures in the Democrat Party, Jeffries has a history as an election results denier.

As Fox News' Patrick Hauf explained, Jeffries has gone so far as calling the Trump presidency "fake" and "illegitimate":

Jeffries was one of many Democrats who questioned whether Trump legitimately won the 2016 election due to alleged Russian interference and collusion. . .

"The more we learn about 2016 the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes," Jeffries tweeted from his congressional account in 2018. "America deserves to know whether we have a FAKE President in the Oval Office."

"History will never accept you as a legitimate president," Jeffries tweeted from his personal account about Trump in 2020.

Jeffries also claimed Trump cheated in the 2016 election, alleging Trump may be "a Russian asset."

The Washington Examiner's Zachary Fraiya added:

Jeffries is noxiously partisan, the product of both the liberal New York City bubble and the liberal Twitter bubble. He is going to use his position as House minority leader (and, eventually, as speaker of the House) to make our politics more toxic by denying election results he doesn’t like and by trying to divide Americans along racial lines.

Jeffries has also used congressional hearings as a platform for his election results denialism.

It is dangerous for the Democrat Party to elevate someone to its top House position who sows doubt on the outcome of elections based on faulty premises.