HAKEEM JEFFRIES ELECTED MINORITY LEADER
In an unanimous vote, House Democrats elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., to succeed Nancy Pelosi as their leader.
- Jeffries, the first black American to lead a party in Congress, has been criticized by Republicans as radical progressive for his positions on racially charged issues like slavery reparations.
- Jeffries, the first black American to serve in the role, has been dubbed a “radical progressive” and faced criticism from Republicans for his support for racially charged issues, such as reparations for black Americans.
- “Systemic racism has been in the soil of this land since 1619,” Jeffries said last year during a House Judiciary Committee hearing discussing a potential commission to study reparations.
NOEM BANS TIKTOK
Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday signed an executive order barring local officials, contractors and agencies from using TikTok on state devices.
- “South Dakota will have no part in the intelligence gathering operations of nations who hate us,” Noem said in a statement.
- “The Chinese Communist Party uses information that it gathers on TikTok to manipulate the American people, and they gather data off the devices that access the platform.”