“I want to once again congratulate Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on being elected House Democratic Leader and making history as the first African American lawmaker to lead any party in Congress. For those of us who had the honor to serve with Hakeem in elected office, we know he will continue to fight for all of us in D.C., and look forward to his leadership. God’s blessings and well wishes to him and his team as they prepare for this next chapter. We are with you all the way. ”