While former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sounded hesitant to support the vice president last week, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) recently pledged his support for Harris.
When questioned about Pelosi’s recent remarks, Jeffries responded on ABC’s “This Week,” “Far be it for me to ever speak for Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi, the greatest Speaker of all time.” She can definitely provide an independent response to that query. He remarked, “I will say that Vice President Harris has been a great vice president. She’ll be a great running mate. She has been a tremendous partner in the things that President Biden has been able to accomplish, which have been phenomenal.”
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Jeffries released a statement in response to Pelosi’s remarks about Harris being Biden’s ideal running mate for reelection. She first said, “He thinks so, and that’s what matters.”
Pelosi continued, unabated, when CNN’s Anderson Cooper questioned whether she shared his opinion, “She’s very politically astute. I don’t think people give her enough credit.”
In praising Harris, Jeffries said that she played a key role in the White House’s achievements over the previous two years, including “fixing our crumbling infrastructure, clean water in every single community, bringing domestic manufacturing jobs back home to the United States of America.”
He noted, “President Biden has led that effort. House Democrats and Senate Democrats have worked with the administration, they got those things done. Vice President Harris has been a tremendous partner.”