As Speaker Pelosi Nears Her Exit, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Is A Favorite To Lead Caucus

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House Democratic caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-CA) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 02, 2021, in Washington, DC. House leadership held the press conference to discuss their two-day issues conference.

When it comes to the 2022-24 election season, the Democrats face an uphill battle. The incumbent President almost always has a bad outcome historically regarding midterms. There’s an avalanche of anti-voting rights bills and redistricting, which will adversely impact communities of color. Looking at the midterms and beyond, House Democrats are gearing up for a leadership shift that will define their direction for years to come.

Back in 2018, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and 16 Democrats who opposed her as speaker of the house signed an agreement. It was with the understanding that Speaker Pelosi would limit her term to four years as noted by the New York Times….

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