Hakeem Jeffries: The Democrat who could succeed Nancy Pelosi

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The 52-year-old has served in the fifth-highest rank of Democratic leadership since 2019. But all eyes on Thursday were on Mrs Pelosi, 82, who took to the chamber floor and stood down from her post. Congresswoman Katherine Clark, 59, of Massachusetts is tipped to run for the post of whip, the number two Democratic leadership job. Pete Aguilar, 43, of California, currently vice-chairman of the caucus, is being talked about as successor to Mr Jeffries for caucus chairman. In a statement on Thursday, he lauded Mrs Pelosi as "the most accomplished Speaker in American history".
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