MD Sixth District Congressman Trone says he is ready to embrace the new leadership team
Although a loyal supporter of long time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Maryland Sixth District Congressman David Trone says he is ready to embrace the new leadership team that is now in place. Last week, House Democrats chose caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries of New York to succeed Pelosi as leader of the Democrats in the chamber next year, a historic move that will make him the first Black person to lead one of the two major parties in either chamber of Congress. Jeffries ran unopposed as leader, with Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark, current assistant speaker, running as whip and California Rep. Peter Aguilar, previously vice chair of the caucus, and was expected to win the spot to lead the House Democratic caucus. It is significant shake-up for the leadership team which has been led by Pelosi since 2007. Congressman Trone, elected last month for a third term, says although the party will miss Pelosi’s experience in the house leadership post, he believes the new team will be up to the challenge of replacing her…
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And we certainly need a new generation of younger leaders and we have a whole group that’s ready to move forward, and I think they will be spectacular.