Democrats ready to pick Hakeem Jeffries

House Democrats look likely to choose New York Rep

Keim Jefferies to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi, making historic first move to lead a party in Congress

Pelosi announced Thursday that she would be relinquishing the leadership role she held for 20 years

Speaker Pelosi has left an indelible mark on Congress and the nation

At 52, Jefferies will represent a generational change from the current trio of House Democratic leaders

He became the chairman of the Democratic Caucus in 2019, making him the youngest member to serve in the leadership

Jeffries enjoys broad support among the House Democratic Caucus

Prior to Pelosi's announcement, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus told CNN that she expected the caucus to throw its support behind Jefferies