Congressional Democrats are looking for a replacement for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-04), and they may be leaning toward one of the biggest election deniers in Washington, DC: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08).
Following the election of President Donald Trump, Jeffries trafficked in dangerous conspiracy theories, stoking anti-Democratic fervor and casting doubt on the legitimacy of our elections. Jeffries’ rank election denialism was embraced by his part and soon blossomed into attacks on the judiciary branch and the U.S. Constitution.
Jeffries alleged a grand international conspiracy to “steal” the 2016 election, but he provided no evidence whatsoever to support the claim.
On social media and on television, Jeffries leveled baseless, dangerous conspiracy theories calculated to sow doubt in the legitimacy of our very democracy. Whereas some Democrats considered Republicans to be colleagues with whom they disagreed about policy, Jeffries saw all Republicans as double-agents, working on behalf of Vladimir Putin to destroy democracy.
Jeffries led the impeachment effort against Trump on the basis of his fevered conspiracy theories, again alleging wild conspiracy theories without a shred of evidence too support his claims about the 2016 election.
Ironically, Jeffries has assailed what he calls “election deniers” on the other side of the aisle.