Democrats on Wednesday stole a page from their accusations against Republicans by electing Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) as House Minority Leader starting in January. And Republicans are calling them out for their hypocrisy.
Voted the Democratic leader in the House, the 52-year-old representative became the first African-American to hold his position. He was uncontested in his bid to replace the retiring Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Jeffries is well-known for being in denial of the 2016 election that elevated former President Donald Trump to the White House.
As Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TN) tweeted, Jeffries “called the 2016 election ILLEGITIMATE.” Jackson rightly asked to see the “media outrage labeling Jeffries a THREAT to Democracy.”
RNC staffer Kyle Martinsen posted a threat on Twitter pointing out eight different occasions on which Jeffries blatantly “denied election results.” But there are no hyperventilating media outlets warning Americans of the looming collapse of the republic.
BREAKING: Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries was just elected as the new leader of the House Democrats. pic.twitter.com/skZqcnXiG7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 30, 2022
The new House Minority Leader wrote in 2018 that the nation “deserves to know whether we have a FAKE president in the oval office.”
Jeffries previously claimed that congressional elections were “stolen by rogue Republican operatives.” He rehashed the debunked Russian collusion hoax and declared the Trump administration operated under a “cloud of illegitimacy.”
He added to this narrative in August 2020 when he said that the former president and his “buddies in the Kremlin” were attempting to steal that election also.
And in a Twitter message to Trump, Jefferies claimed after the 2020 election that “history will never accept you as a legitimate president.”
During a congressional hearing, the new Democratic leader wildly accused Russian operatives of meddling with a presidential election and damaging U.S. democracy. He said that Moscow’s singular purpose was to “artificially place someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
He added, “they were successful.”
Democrats forcefully blast any Republican who dares call into question election anomalies in the 2020 race. But when one of their own repeatedly did the same, he was elevated to House Minority Leader, a stunning case of blatant hypocrisy.