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Hakeem the Nightmare
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries delivers a speech upon the election of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Rep. Jeffries/YouTube)

Hakeem Jeffries introduced himself to a national audience, albeit one in primetime in Hawaii, in a classless way.

After a week of waiting, Jeffries made everyone wait longer so that he could make a partisan speech when the moment called for cordiality and unity. His rambling words seemed by design to push Kevin McCarthy’s acceptance speech even further into the morning and away from an audience.

In length and tone, his remarks really missed the mark. He appeared like a man incapable of saying something nonpartisan when behind a microphone.

After a week that revealed the fissures in the Republican Party, anyone tuned in received a reminder of the jerk the other party elected as their leader.

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Daniel J. Flynn, a senior editor of The American Spectator, is the author of Cult City: Harvey Milk, Jim Jones, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco (ISI Books, 2018), The War on Football (Regnery, 2013), Blue Collar Intellectuals (ISI Books, 2011), A Conservative History of the American Left (Crown Forum, 2008), Intellectual Morons (Crown Forum, 2004), and Why the Left Hates America (Prima Forum, 2002). His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, New York Post, City Journal, National Review, and his own website, www.flynnfiles.com.   
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