GOP Mocks Democrat Leadership: Meet the New Democrats, Same as the Old Democrats

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) shared a video on Wednesday mocking House Democrats as “the New Old Democrats” for re-electing their entire top leadership team.


Earlier on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) won the House Democrat leadership election after running unopposed.

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was elected to House Democrats’ number two spot as House majority leader, a role he held between 2007 and 2011. He held the position of House minority leader between 2003 and 2007. He is 79 years old and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1981. Prior to his congressional career, he was a Maryland state senator for 13 years.

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) was elected House majority whip, a role he held between 2007 and 2011. He spent 18 years as South Carolina’s human affairs commissioner, heading the Palmetto State’s enforcement arm against unlawful discrimination, including use of “affirmative action” policies. At 78 years old, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993.

Both Steyer and Clyburn ran unopposed for their House leadership positions.

Breitbart News’s Joshua Caplan noted of Pelosi’s speakership bid:

This was not the plan from Pelosi opponents who vowed to usher in a new era for Democrats. But one by one, the powerful California congresswoman picked off the would-be challengers and smoothed the skeptics. In the end, no one was willing, or able, to mount a serious campaign against the 78-year-old.

Pelosi, aged 78, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1987. She worked in Democrat politics in the years leading up to her congressional career.

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