Incoming House Democratic Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. had previously denied whether Former President Donald Trump was a legitimate President after his victory in the 2016 Presidential election against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Jeffries had called the election a “hoax” a number of times and had even taken to referring to Trump as the “so-called” president.
Between June 2017 and January 2018, Jeffries, who had been a member of Congress since 212, had tweeted out a number of times talking about how Trump was not the legitimate President, and even repeatedly refused to consider Trump as the rightful winner of the 2016 presidential election.
In June 2017 one of his tweets read “Climate Change is NOT a hoax. But 45’s election may have been.” At the time Trump had been in office for five months.
Last month, Jeffries was selected by his Democratic House colleagues to succeed Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as House speaker. Since then a number of high-ranking Republicans have mentioned how Jeffries is an election denier who repeatedly questioned whether Trump is the rightful President.
In September 2017, Jeffries tweeted out that Trump’s “Election Integrity Commission is the real FRAUD” and that instead, they should be investigating his “so-called victory.”