House Democrats nominated Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) for speaker on Tuesday as Republicans held a forum for its candidates.
Party leaders said members voted “unanimously” to renominate Jeffries, who was also the Democrats’ pick in January when the House eventually settled on Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for speaker after 15 contentious rounds of voting.
In a statement, Jeffries thanked his colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus for their support and urged “traditional Republicans” to break from “MAGA extremism” to create an “enlightened, bipartisan coalition.”
House Democrats tonight renominated Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries for Speaker: “I am grateful to my colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus for their extraordinary support and the unanimity of purpose as we continue to put people over politics.” pic.twitter.com/9HBh6wVfyB
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) October 10, 2023
Republicans, who hold a slim majority in t …