Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Statement on Acts of Domestic Terror Targeted At Perceived Adversaries of the Current Administration

Oct 24, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in connection with the acts of domestic terror targeted at perceived adversaries of the current administration: 

“In light of the vile acts of attempted political violence and domestic terror directed at two former Democratic Presidents, former high-level cabinet officials, critics of the current administration, a progressive donor and the media, America needs responsible leadership from the President and elected officials at all levels of government.  It is time to cease and desist with the hateful rhetoric directed at political adversaries, conspiracy theories about a deep state, attacks on the FBI, claims that the press is the enemy of the people, poisonous name-calling and mean-spirited mass rallies. Without leadership from the top, America can never come together. It is my hope and prayer that all sides will conclude that enough is enough.”

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