Rep. Cleaver Ends Opening Prayer For New Congress: ‘Amen And Awoman’


Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said the opening prayer for the 117th Congress on Sunday and altered the traditional ending of “amen” by saying, “Amen and awoman.”

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.”


Cleaver’s office did not respond … (Read more)

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