NRCC Statement on TIME Magazine Including Defiant & Unapologetic Bigot in Their List of Most Influential People of 2023

April 13, 2023

ASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Committee released the following statement after TIME magazine today included Hakeem Jeffries in their list of 2023’s one hundred most influential people following the reveal of his defense of anti-semites and his own racist comments:

“TIME magazine must immediately remove Hakeem Jeffries from their list of most influential people of 2023. If they refuse to remove him from the list, it’s a tacit agreement of Jeffries’ racist remarks and bigoted defense of anti-Semites by TIME editors and owner Marc Benioff. ” — NRCC National Press Secretary Will Reinert.

Background as reported by CNN:

  • Jeffries penned a college editorial & lead a press conference defending anti-Semites. 
  • Jeffries called black conservatives “nothing more than House negroes.”
  • Jeffries referred to Black conservatives as “token Blacks” and “right-wing opportunists” ignorantly buying into “the idea of the American dream.”
  • Jeffries remains defiant and unapologetic after his racist comments and undeniable defense of anti-Semites were revealed yesterday.