Amid the Chaotic Speakership Debate in the House, A Star is Born
January 19, 2023
t's possible that after the bitter campaign for House Speaker ended on January 7th, Americans – especially Black Americans – felt a strong sense of déjà vu.
New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries provided a masterclass on leadership and served up a clear reminder of what an up-and-coming senator from Illinois named Barack Obama once did during a divided America.
"Progress asserted itself tonight, manifested in [Hakeem] Jeffries, even amidst a hostile takeover of the House by neo–fascists," Jason Randolph of Vote.org commented.
Randolph said Jeffries delivered "what's likely the be...