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New House Democratic Leader Defends Calling Trump ‘Illegitimate’ President

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Hakeem Jeffries
Hakeem JeffriesPhotographer: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg

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Newly elected House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries defended past remarks calling Donald Trump’s 2016 election “illegitimate” against Republican criticism, noting that he voted to certify his presidency.