Washington, DC – Following the House Republican vote to vacate the Speaker of the House of Representatives, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement:
This is a solemn moment for the country and for the House of Representatives. The Constitution gifted us a government of the people, by the people and for the people. House Democrats will continue to put people over politics and work together in a bipartisan way to make life better for everyday Americans. It is our hope that traditional Republicans will walk away from MAGA extremism and join us in partnership for the good of the country.