Williams' Statement On The Election Of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries To Serve As House Democratic Leader

November 30th, 2022

Press Release

"Congratulations to Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, my fellow Brooklynite, on being elected as the next leader of the Democratic Caucus – the first Black person to take on this role. This is an historic moment, a well-deserved honor, a solemn responsibility, and an important opportunity to advance a vision and agenda for our nation. I know from many years of governing alongside Rep. Jeffries that he cares deeply for our community and country, and look toward his tenure with anticipation.

"I am sure that throughout his leadership we will have points of disagreement, whether on policy or who is in our hip hop top-five, and I am sure that he will approach those debates and this work as he has throughout his time in office – with passion, integrity, and a commitment to do good.

"Now more than ever, we need to put forward bold ideas and clear progressive vision, and New York City – Brooklyn – can lead the way. I stand ready on the city level to act as a partner in progress, a progress already on display with today’s historic vote."

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