Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step aside, congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York has announced his history-making bid to become the first Black person to helm a major political party in Congress as leader of the House Democrats. In a letter to colleagues Friday, Jeffries gave a nod to the “legendary figures” before him: Pelosi and her leadership team. Jeffries is encouraging his colleagues to embrace this “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to unleash their “full potential as a team.” House Democrats will elect leaders in a closed caucus meeting after Thanksgiving.