Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Wants His Republican Colleagues to Put Country Before Party

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  • Published: 19 July 2019
  • Representative Hakeem Jeffries talks about Brooklyn, responds to President Trump’s comments on Rep. Ilhan Omar and shares what unifies Democrats in the House of Representatives.
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Comments • 70

  • Tom Johnston
    Tom Johnston  5 days back

    Trump 2020 ✌️🙂❤️💕🇺🇸

    • Movie Fan
      Movie Fan  2 months back

      The US ... climate change deniers , flat earthers , stepping out of deals and cancelling commitments / official agreements because of a Capt. Bonespurs who wants to make some money for his family and so called friends.
      I do feel sorry for my friends in the USA, but you got the leader that you deserve.

      • nuwavghost
        nuwavghost  2 months back

        Wait... I thought this guy was ¢0rey b00ker 🐒🐒

        • Erik T
          Erik T  2 months back

          If Rep. Jeffries has been paying attention, he should know that in a post trump world, words no longer have consequences.

          • Aunty Mammalia
            Aunty Mammalia  2 months back

            Trump doesn't care if anyone gets hurt. He's a sociopath.

            • fiestavee
              fiestavee  2 months back

              Conservatives ALWAYS put Country before party. DESPITE the liberals working so hard to ruin it. #TRUMP2020LandSlide

              • Merel Vallo
                Merel Vallo  2 months back

                In Hong Kong, a million people demonstrated against the Chinese Bully. In the USA a million people plan to raid Area 51. Think about that. Don't you have a Bully of your own to demonstrate against? What is more important?

                • Pam Timmins
                  Pam Timmins  2 months back

                  Democrats actually care about our country not the what's in it for me Republicans and stupid Trump....great interview Seth, Hakeem is articulate and smart. Keep fighting the good fight Dems.

                  • James Harris
                    James Harris  2 months back

                    What are you going to do to stop the GOP from acting in their own interests?

                    • Henry Coy
                      Henry Coy  2 months back

                      Make no mistake, The POTUS is no longer the presumed "leader of the free world".......at the moment the world has no leader that is desperately needed, the fear is that some despot will step in to the void left by Trump........I just hope when Trump is gone that the rest of the free world will forgive America for what they have done.........I doubt they will trust America for a time....a long time!

                      • Anne Rodgers
                        Anne Rodgers  4 weeks back

                        I am going to England next month. I am sure I will hear about our feckless leader. At least their guy Boris went to oxford, and actually learned something. He cannot possibly be as insane as Trump. For their sake, I hope not.

                      • Anne Rodgers
                        Anne Rodgers  4 weeks back

                        Henry Coy They have to understand that most of us didn’t vote for him. Explain the electoral college. How do we bring about changing this system?

                      • Ivone de Figueiredo
                        Ivone de Figueiredo  2 months back

                        Henry Coy The US president should never be the leader of the world.

                    • Henry Coy
                      Henry Coy  2 months back

                      Make no mistake, The POTUS is no longer the presumed "leader of the free world".......at the moment the world has no leader that is desperately needed, the fear is that some despot will step in to the void left by Trump........I just hope when Trump is gone that the rest of the free world will forgive America for what they have done.........I doubt they will trust America for a time....a long time!

                      • Conny Bartels
                        Conny Bartels  2 months back

                        Sorry but there is no more decency and responsibility within the GOP. They are showing how racists and thieves they are.

                        • Cocoa Liveson
                          Cocoa Liveson  2 months back

                          Please don’t call Republicans “conservatives”. They aren’t and haven’t been for over four decades. Google the “Two Santa Claus theory” for a guide to the cynical doctrine that the GOP has used to manipulate the country since 1976.

                        • Doris Hruska
                          Doris Hruska  2 months back

                          Keep the faith and ideals Hakeem

                          • Afaf Benhara
                            Afaf Benhara  2 months back

                            I always find Hakeem Jeffries both incisive and charming. It's a very interesting combination.

                            • phillip st
                              phillip st  2 months back

                              just impeach all fcking ready!!!

                              • Progressive Supporter
                                Progressive Supporter  2 months back

                                Jeffries is purchased like Pelosi by the corrupt health insurance companies and big pharma

                                • Progressive Supporter
                                  Progressive Supporter  2 months back

                                  @Grace Grit and Gloryis blinded to the corruption within both parties when corporations are provided "free speech" of unlimited bribes. Unlimited bribes to direct legislation away from what the majority of voters need & desire. Medicare for All, not endless wars benefiting energy companies. Tax funded free college, not corporate welfare. People need living wages indexed to inflation, not corporate tax cuts that steal from infrastructure rebuilding...Jeffries Pelosi & Schumer are corporate purchased politicians

                                • Grace Grit and Glory
                                  Grace Grit and Glory  2 months back

                                  Progressive Supporter - fake Russian youtube account. Russian bot detected.

                              • StefAcho
                                StefAcho  2 months back

                                I donno. Feels like this dude is just saying stuff to get applauds. Easy to talk..

                                • sgtjohnson49
                                  sgtjohnson49  2 months back

                                  When he started listing what brooklyn had given to America I was like he better mention Biggie lol

                                  • Diane Blumenthal
                                    Diane Blumenthal  2 months back

                                    Brooklyn also gave the world my dad, Bernie !! He grew up in Williamsburg in the 1930s.

                                    • Purple Rain
                                      Purple Rain  2 months back

                                      Your no balls Republicans has no balls to stand up to president cracker racist ass. You all are good for nothering.

                                      • shimmy 1973 Schermerhorn
                                        shimmy 1973 Schermerhorn  2 months back

                                        Near Brooklyn has my Grandfather's building called "Schermerhorn Row" constructed in 1810-1812 Series of Red Buildings on the water at South Street Seaport.

                                        • Jvpitr Kxng
                                          Jvpitr Kxng  2 months back

                                          And Mike Tyson,Michael Jordan 🙄

                                          • Ryan lex
                                            Ryan lex  2 months back

                                            What can he do. You think republican will gonna side with dems. HAHAHAHAH think again😂😂

                                            • Colin Skelding
                                              Colin Skelding  2 months back

                                              Sadly, its pretty much already too late. With the hatred and decisiveness that Trump and now the Reps are doing- the government is on its way to total collapse and the chance of civil war is looming on the horizon.

                                              • Shawn&Inna Barrett
                                                Shawn&Inna Barrett  2 months back

                                                y t a i m  A g a Z i n

                                              • Mike Young
                                                Mike Young  2 months back

                                                People that support parties often push patriotism as the reason for following their side while they attack the other party. It's like, you aren't a patriot unless you support the president or don't help us remove him from office. Patriotism is loving your country while keeping your individuality and ability to think and speak freely. Not just follow blindly and support the team and their version of the country. I believe you put our country first but it has to be a version of the country that supports different perspectives even if they go against the leader's party or his opposition. Destroying half the country to win an election has to be bad for the constitution and the country, in the long run. Too many support the now only.

                                                • kerryn67
                                                  kerryn67  2 months back

                                                  Patriotism is part of it but I believe too many people treat their preferred political party like their favourite football team. It’s more about beating the other side than thinking about what is better for themselves & the country.

                                              • N Gup
                                                N Gup  2 months back

                                                GOP:
                                                it’s not conservatism anymore,
                                                it’s regressiveness now.

                                                • professor moriarty
                                                  professor moriarty  2 months back

                                                  Gentrification by hipsters and greedy landlords

                                                  • Ava
                                                    Ava  2 months back

                                                    He is extremely naive.

                                                    • Ava
                                                      Ava  2 months back

                                                      @Progressive Supporter The GOP exists to serve the elites, so this is an oxymoron.

                                                    • Ava
                                                      Ava  2 months back

                                                      ​@Ephemeral Vapor It's clear from the context what area I claim he's naive in. Being naive is a prerequisite for being hopeful in this instance.

                                                    • Progressive Supporter
                                                      Progressive Supporter  2 months back

                                                      Corrupt too

                                                    • Ephemeral Vapor
                                                      Ephemeral Vapor  2 months back

                                                      First of all, everyone is naive in more than one area ... Heck you're hard pressed to find a true master in any single subject, let alone complex subjects with many different specialists, such economics, politics, medicine, world affairs etc.

                                                      Secondly, you have to be careful not to confuse hopeful motive with naivety. Cynics only tend to be wise on risks and chance of failure since cynicism places their focus there. While the hopeful tend toward wisdom of what could be.

                                                      The most judicial use of wisdom is to not be blindsided by potential failures, but take care to avoid or overcome them if possible, all while not losing sight of the hopeful path to a better place, doing those things needed to get there...

                                                  • Sab Sin
                                                    Sab Sin  2 months back

                                                    This man is the biggest phony. He talks big, but he and his staff are the ones who are sowing the seeds of division between the progressive wing and the moderate/establishment Democrats. They continuously leak bits of info to journalists who they know are going to amplify and fan the flames.


                                                    He and his staff run the House Democrats twitter page—they went out of their way to dig up an old tweet from a staffer, to create a fissure, when there needn't have been one. They'll say one thing publicly, "let's not tweet things at each other, keep our disagreements internal," then go about doing the exact opposite. Then they'll point back and say how bad those leftist libs are.


                                                    And because the media is so damn thirsty for any piece of gossip, and eager to demonize the progressive members whenever they can, they just uncritically take the establishment's position, without even looking into it. He is disingenuous. It's really heartbreaking.

                                                    • Progressive Supporter
                                                      Progressive Supporter  2 months back

                                                      Precisely Hakeem the corrupt Jeffries must be primaried out along with Hoyer Schumer Pelosi Manchin...

                                                  • Fitawrari Fitness
                                                    Fitawrari Fitness  2 months back

                                                    "Where Brooklyn at!!??" ✊🏿 "Where Brooklyn at!!??" ✊🏿 "Where Brooklyn at!!??" ✊🏿

                                                    • ScrapperTBP
                                                      ScrapperTBP  2 months back

                                                      The problem isn't party before country. It is person before people. Politicians cling to their party because it gives them power personally. Specifically it lets them stay in power

                                                      • MsLansones
                                                        MsLansones  2 months back

                                                        Didn’t drimpf sr destroy Coney Island?

                                                        • poulami pal
                                                          poulami pal  2 months back

                                                          Seth, unlike Colbert you don't have an establishment bias and I just live you for that!
                                                          I wish I could subscribe couple of hundred times

                                                          • Federico Galimberti
                                                            Federico Galimberti  2 months back

                                                            I wish, this voice in the GOP would not be drowned by the bigotry of Mr T. The senior leaders members of the party should stand up for the nation more frequently and then Mr T would not steer with such flagrant remarks. The egocentric thinking of Mr T and the lack of organisation to taper him down in the GOP will inevitably cause massive backfire in 2020

                                                            • Windfield Scott
                                                              Windfield Scott  2 months back

                                                              Federico Galimberti . What's Mr T have to do with this catastrophic traitor orange president? I pity the foo who vote for trump.

                                                          • DD
                                                            DD  2 months back

                                                            This guys an idiot just saying basic chants “we gotta work together” as every republican let’s trump get away while democrats condemn and republicans are the only party not willing to work together

                                                            • New Message
                                                              New Message  2 months back

                                                              If Donnie were anyone other than the sitting Prez, he'd have been charged with criminal incitement 15 times already.

                                                              • catalinacurio
                                                                catalinacurio  2 months back

                                                                Hakeem You have so much presence! Why am I not hearing more of you, speak up more man, your words have very important consequences because they are the truth, much respect! 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊

                                                                • Kris Niznik
                                                                  Kris Niznik  2 months back

                                                                  @Creator It's not ABOUT me. I ALWAYS VOTE! YOU are making a CONSERVATIVE argument by making it PERSONAL, and not about the ISSUES. Don't make it about BLAME. As I was saying earlier, the people to be concerned about are the apathetic non-voters who got him elected. You won't get them to vote with a corporatist candidate or by the accusations you just leveled at me. We need a candidate who wants to make peoples lives better. Offering to give your vote to anyone, no matter what, gives the DNC absolutely no motivation to do anything other than rig the primary and suppress the progressives like they did last time. And if that happens, we'll get someone worse than Trump the time after that because he might be competent.

                                                                • Creator
                                                                  Creator  2 months back

                                                                  @Kris Niznik I'm telling you the truth, it's not my job to get you to vote or speak to you in a way that sugarcoats the truth. I'm commenting on a youtube video, not running for president.


                                                                  You are going to lose your healthcare when you sit out the next election and you will only have yourself to blame, it's weird that you are less worried about that than the language a stranger uses.

                                                                • Kris Niznik
                                                                  Kris Niznik  2 months back

                                                                  @Creator My point is your inflammatory language, calling people children etc. making accusations, and generally being uncivil, is just mirroring the Republicans that you profess to dislike. Voter shaming will not bring out voters to your side. By making it personal and about me, you are acting like a conservative, not a liberal, and certainly not a progressive. That is not how you convince voters. People need a POSITIVE reason to vote for someone, not just negativity.
                                                                  The candidate needs to be for Medicare for all, the Green new deal, ending the wars, free college, etc. The Biden, Harris, Booker crowd are transparently insincere like the guy above, because they're working for corporations and insurance companies, not for the people, just like the Republicans.

                                                                • Creator
                                                                  Creator  2 months back

                                                                  @Kris Niznik I'm not bullying anyone, I'm telling you the facts. I don't care who you vote for, if you take a tantrum because the candidate is not progressive enough for your liking, you deserve all you get, period. That's the cold hard truth and 2016 should have taught you all this.


                                                                  Compromising is what adults do, throwing tantrums and cutting off your nose to spite your face is what children do. If the truth upsets you, that's on you.

                                                                • Kris Niznik
                                                                  Kris Niznik  2 months back

                                                                  @Creator No, the point is stop trying to antagonize people who agree with you on the issues. If you are progressive, get a progressive candidate on the ticket. If you're not, you won't be able to bully people who are into voting for centrists, they are busy trying to elect progressives. You are speaking in the same tone that Trump uses. Don't use his tactics if you want to defeat him. Only 26% of the people voted for him. The others need to have something good to vote for. Then they will.