The impeachment trial was supposed to be the Fort Greene congressman's moment in the national spotlight, but his star turn never materialized. Hakeem Jeffries has been busy holding the Trump administration accountable for what he called a pattern of "chaos and corruption" and mucking up the mail. He hopes to grow the Democratic caucus next year, but progressive challengers picked off several veteran lawmakers, including Eliot Engel, in primaries, complicating his speakership quest.
Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral candidate Eric Adams stands on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, freshly painted with the words: Black Lives Matter. 1. Hakeem Jeffries
House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Hakeem Jeffries speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. [...]