Rep. Cleaver Ends Opening Prayer for New Congress: ‘Amen and awoman’
Fox News - Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., altered the traditional ending of "amen" by saying "Amen and awoman" as he delivered the opening prayer for the 117th Congress on Sunday -- raising eyebrows.
The video was posted online and he was criticized by other lawmakers who said he was wrong to attempt to assign gender to the word "amen."
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., took to Twitter to note that the word amen is "Latin for ‘so be it.’"
"It’s not a gendered word," he posted. "Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable."
Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed the move as fresh evidence of Democrats moving to the left: "the radical madness has begun."....READ MORE
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