Double standards are a common occurrence in American politics today. So, it should be no surprise that the newly-elected House Democratic leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), has a history of denying the legitimacy of elections.
The House leader has repeatedly rejected the 2016 election of former President Donald Trump. Still, the left goes on without a care in the world despite their claims that ‘election deniers’ threaten democracy.
Democrats blasted Trump supporters for questioning and denying President Joe Biden’s victory in 2020. All with good reason, American Trump supporters were legitimately wondering how an election could take so many twists and turns to span from one night over multiple weeks.
Republicans are outraged and tired of the narrative that it’s acceptable for Democrats to deny election results while conservatives are called despicable. After the announcement that Jeffries was elected party leader, a social media offensive came from GOP lawmakers and the Republican National Committee. Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TN) tweeted Wednesday: “Hakeem Jeffries called the 2016 election ILLEGITIMATE. Why are Democrats electing an ELECTION DENIER to lead their party? Where is the media outrage labeling Jeffries a THREAT to Democracy?”
THREAD: Here are 8 times Hakeem Jeffries — the Democrats' new House leader — denied election results.
1. Jeffries said "the more we learn about 2016 election the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes." pic.twitter.com/cjMYeKIsCs
— Kyle Martinsen (@KyleMartinsen_) November 30, 2022
Others on the RNC tweeted out threads highlighting eight times Jeffries outwardly denied election results. The New York Democrat has alleged that “rogue” Republicans stole elections, the GOP cheated in 2016 by colluding with Russia and said clouds of “illegitimacy” hung over the Trump administration. But not a single comment by Democrats willing to acknowledge the readily available information of his election denial is out there.
Jeffries won in an uncontested election to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the House Democratic party. When the new Congress meets on January 3, he will be named the House minority leader. After his election win, Jeffries said that leadership is critical to him as a diverse individual and the most “meaningful thing” is for him to do “an incredibly good job.”
Indeed, all his constituents are standing in line for praise on his highly insightful acceptance statement while voluntarily placing their heads in the sand about his history of outspoken election denial.