Hakeem Jeffries
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
  • Hakeem Jeffries was nominated for House Speaker.

  • He doesn't grovel to Donald Trump.

  • The leader of the Republican Party is struggling to get enough votes.

Hakeem Jeffries, the leader of the Democrats in the House, said he doesn't want to grovel to Donald Trump.

Jeffries lost the vote on Tuesday because Democrats are in the minority. Democrats were cheering for Jeffries and having more fun than Republicans, who had a chaotic first day in the majority.

Pete Aguilar, House Democratic Caucus chair, seemed to be emphasizing the sharp contrast with Republicans while nominating Jeffries, repeatedly saying Democrats are "united" behind "the pride of Brooklyn" and casting him as "an unapologetic advocate for protecting and expanding our freedoms."

He doesn't traffic in extremists. He doesn't make excuses for a once-impeached president. He doesn't bend over to anyone who wants to undermine our democracy.

It's not what leaders do.

McCarthy was endorsed by Trump for House Speaker. It was the first time in 100 years that a speaker vote failed on the first ballot. The House will make a decision.

President Donald Trump (R) speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi is no longer the leader of the House of Representatives. He is the first Black lawmaker to lead a major party.

The highest ranking Latino in the House is now in the No.3 position.

It's progress that the country wants to continue.

Business Insider has an article on it.