House Democratic Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said last week’s MAGA chaos may be just the beginning and that Kevin McCarthy put America at risk by putting the far right in charge.
Video from Rep. Jeffries on Meet The Press:
Jeffries was asked by Chuck Todd about his thoughts on McCarthy’s concessions on the right, and he replied:
Our overall concern is that the historical dysfunction we saw this week is not over, but just the beginning. While Congress has been imprisoned this particular time, it will become a problem if the American people are imprisoned or over the next two years to the extreme MAGA Republican agenda apparently negotiated into the house rules and functioning of Congress.
That will undermine the health, safety and well-being of the American people. It can undermine national security and robust defenses, and undermine our ability to advance an agenda anchored in kitchen table issues, not extremism.
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House Republicans have defined themselves by their dysfunction and extremism. Since the Republicans seem to have no interest in running the House, Leader Jeffries and the Democrats have stepped into that void and are already making a compelling argument that the Democrats should be in the majority of the House.
It didn’t take Leader Jeffries long to deliver a damning argument that dismissed all claims by House Republicans that their dysfunction is normal. He also laid the groundwork for Democrats to put themselves on track to regain control of the House by 2024 or sooner.
Jason is the editor in chief. He is also a White House Press Pole and a congressional correspondent for PoliticianUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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