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Canada: Hakeem Jeffries will be the new leader of the US Democrats

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The Democratic Party of US President Joe Biden has carried out a generation change. She chose Hakeem Jeffries as the successor to Nancy Pelosi as the parliamentary group leader in the House of Representatives.

Hakeem Jeffries, der künftige Minderheitsführer der Demokraten im Repräsentantenhaus © Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters Hakeem Jeffries, the future minority leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives

The politician Hakeem Jeffries from New York is the first African American in US history to lead a party in one of the two congress chambers. The 52-year-old was elected by his party colleagues in the House of Representatives after the 82-year-old Nancy Pelosi announced her retreat . This has "done so much for so many people over a period of time," said Jeffries of his choice.

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The lawyer has been in the House of Representatives since 2013 and was elected to the Democrats' faction management at the end of 2018, where he was last fifth.

at the 2019/2020 initial office against the then President Donald Trump because of the Ukraine affair, Jeffries belonged to the group of MPs who represented the indictment against Trump before the Senate as a so-called Imepeachment Manager.

"only" minority leaders in the House of Representatives

Jeffries will have less power than Pelosi, since the Democrats at the Midterms of November 8, the congress intermediate elections, have lost their majority in the House of Representatives to the opposition republicans . The party must thus give the chair through the Congress Chamber if the new parliament comes together in early January. Jeffries then becomes a minority leader. "Our obligation is always to stretch the hand of the partnership whenever and wherever possible," he said about future cooperation with the Republicans.

Kyrsten Sinema was doing the GOP a favor by blocking Democrats' taxes on the wealthy. Now a Republican-controlled House will have to fight that battle.

  Kyrsten Sinema was doing the GOP a favor by blocking Democrats' taxes on the wealthy. Now a Republican-controlled House will have to fight that battle. During her time in the Senate, Kyrsten Sinema stopped Democrats from raising taxes on the rich. Now a GOP-led House will have to take that on.As popular as tax hikes for the wealthy are with Americans — and they're very popular — Democrats tried and floundered to pass any in the first two years of the Biden administration. That's because one roadblock stood in their way: Kyrsten Sinema, a centrist senator from Arizona. Now, Sinema has cemented her contrarian status, renouncing her Democratic affiliation to become an independent.

Nancy Pelosi übernahm 2007 als erste Frau der US-Geschichte den Vorsitz des Repräsentantenhauses © Carolyn Kaster/AP/Picture Alliance Nancy Pelosi In 2007 as the first woman in US history, the chairmanship of the House of Representatives

The Republican MPs, Kevin McCarthy, as a candidate for the post of the "Speaker of the House", ie the chairman of the House of Representatives , nominated. The vote is in the first days of January.

In the Senate, the Democrats were able to defend their wafer -thin majority in the midterms. A runoff election in the US state of Georgia next Tuesday will decide whether they will be facing 50 or 51 of the 100 senators in the Oberhaus in the future. Because Vice President Kamala Harris is the decisive factor in her role as President of the Senate, the Democrats are already enough for the 50 safe Senate seats to control the chamber.

Republicans want to start investigations against bidges

The opposition Republicans want to use their majority in the House of Representatives, among other things, to initiate a number of studies against President Joe Biden and his government. Topics should be the chaotic deduction from Afghanistan, the situation on the border with Mexico and an alleged political instrumentalization of the Ministry of Justice and the Federal Police FBI.

Sean Hannity Makes Wild Assumptions About Dems After GOP Senate Fail

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Die oppositionellen Republikaner werden Präsident Joe Biden das Leben in den nächsten zwei Jahren nicht einfacher machen © Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The opposition Republicans will not make life easier in the next two years

The Republicans also want to take a close look at Bidens son Hunter. They accuse the 52-year-old of having exploited the important political position of his father for business in Ukraine and China in the past.

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Democrats block potential release of documents on FBI's secret forms used to strip gun rights .
House Democrats vetoed a resolution demanding Attorney General Merrick Garland turn over records related to the FBI's usage of previously secret forms that waived away the gun rights of Americans. In October, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and over a dozen GOP members of Congress urged Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to provide evidence that the FBI has stopped stripping people's gun rights with the forms. However, a further attempt to obtain evidence by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) was quashed on Wednesday afternoon by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee.

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