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@TheRoot Black Caucus Elects 2nd Youngest Chair Ever As House Dems Pick Same Old Leaders

@TheRoot Black Caucus Elects 2nd Youngest Chair Ever As House Dems Pick Same Old Leaders

READ IT IN TheROOT.com. On Wednesday, shortly after Democrats in the House of Representatives handed control again to leaders whose average age is 76, the Congressional Black Caucus chose one of its youngest chairpersons in history.

The CBC selected Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), 43, over Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), 52, as its 25th chairman by a vote of 28-11. Richmond will be the youngest CBC chair in 31 years, the late Mickey Leland being the only other chair who was younger (41) when he was sworn in in 1985.

Richmond, who has represented New Orleans since arriving in Congress in 2011, shared his thoughts with The Root about the CBC’s likely role as the political resistance in Congress to Donald Trump’s administration. Read the entire article in TheROOT.com.