Hakeem Jeffries denounces the hypocrite Mitch McConnell

Rep-elect of House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries has said Republicans like Mitch McConnell are hypocrites and shamelessness is their superpower.

Video of Jeffries:

Transcript via ABC’s This Week:


US SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL: The newly elected leader of the House of Democrats is a past Holocaust denier, who essentially declared the 2016 election to be, quote-unquote, illegitimate. And suggested that we had, in quotes, a fake president.


STEPHANOPOULOS: Suggest equivalence with Donald Trump. What is your answer ?

JEFFRIES: Well, you know, it’s unfortunate that the Republicans chose to focus on me, the House Democrats are going to focus on solving the problems of the American people.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you said history will never accept Donald Trump as the rightful president and Republicans make a big deal out of that. What is your answer ?

JEFFRIES: Well, here’s the Republican playbook, facts don’t matter, hypocrisy isn’t a constraint on their behavior, and in many cases they believe cockiness is a superpower .

My view of the situation was quite clear, I supported the certification of Donald Trump’s election, I attended his inauguration even though many voters and others across the country pushed me, as well than others, to do otherwise, and I found ways to work with the Trump administration as the leading Democrat in negotiating historic criminal justice reform.

This record speaks for itself. At the same time, I will never hesitate to criticize the former president. I think I’m in good company out there all over the world.

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There’s no equivalence between Jeffries and Trump, but Mitch McConnell gives his Democrats such an extreme schtick that he always walks away to distract from a big loss, and the Republicans have lost the latter a lot time.

Rep. Jeffries was also sending a message to House and Senate Republicans that he could be a new leader, but he won’t be defined by them.

Republicans are able to violate rules and norms because they are shameless. They don’t care about being called hypocrites.

The GOP doesn’t want to talk about continuing to support an authoritarian who wants to destroy the Constitutionso they make false comparisons and hope to distract from opposition to the ideals on which our nation was built.

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