Rep. Hakeem Jeffries was feeling musical on the Home ground after being elected Home Minority Chief for the Democratic Get together … and he let his music be heard all, from A to Z.
The New York congressman — who was the clear favourite amongst his friends for Home Speaker as 15 rounds of voting have been held — delivered his speech early Saturday morning after Rep. Kevin McCarthy lastly gained the gavel amongst a divided Republican celebration.
We'll get to him in a minute, however first … hearken to Jeffries’ ABCs of purple, white and blue. He went by way of all the alphabet to match and distinction the core tenets of his caucus.
It begins with American Values over Autocracy, Benevolence over Bigotry, the Structure over the Cult … and at last ends with Zealous Illustration over Zero Sum Confrontation, protecting each letter in between. It is received good rhythm to it, very similar to the actual alphabet music!
Jeffries received large applause all through, and what feels like a standing O on the finish.
You might argue there was simply as a lot enthusiasm inside the GOP, when now-Home Speaker McCarthy delivered his remarks to cap off the lengthy evening … when he promised to push a powerful conservative agenda and to reign in loads of Pres. Biden‘s insurance policies.
McCarthy's win got here after an excruciating 15 rounds of voting over 4 full days … throughout which he slowly began to flip sufficient Republican votes in his favor amongst holdouts.
He reportedly gave away the farm in securing the speakership, conceding to a ton of concessions that weaken his place. However hey, he is received the title now … and on we roll.