US House Democrats elect Jeffries leader

Updated December 1 2022 - 6:38am, first published 6:36am
Hakeem Jeffries, a 52-year-old New Yorker, will become the new US House Democratic leader. (AP PHOTO)

Hakeem Jeffries has been unanimously elected to become the Democratic Party's top leader in the United States House of Representatives beginning in January, making him the first black person to hold such a high-ranking position in Congress.