Jeffries Repeatedly Denied Legitimacy Of 2016 Election

  • In 2019, Jeffries falsely claimed there was a “cloud of illegitimacy that continues to hang over” the Trump administration and that Democrats should “try to figure out what the heck happened.”
  • In the same year, Jeffries again falsely claimed “the cloud of illegitimacy hanging over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. grows stronger by the day.”
  • In 2020, he tweeted Trump’s presidency will never be accepted as legitimate. “History will never accept” Trump “as a legitimate President,” he said.
  • Jeffries’s election-denying rhetoric matches Pelosi’s own position on the 2016 election. In 2017, Pelosi falsely claimed that “[o]ur election was hijacked. There is no question.”