Democrats have been busy trying to turn President Donald Trump and the Republicans into the laughingstock of the political world since the November election.
But liberals were quickly reminded that they hold the crown in politics for most foolish.
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And what Democrats recently did on the House floor rightfully went viral.
Sunday marked a return to Capitol Hill by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle — marking the 117th year of Congress in the U.S. Most everything went according to procedure, until Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. took the floor to deliver the opening prayer.
“Eternal God, we bow before your throne of grace as we leave behind the politically and socially clamorous year of 2020,” Cleaver said. “May we model community healing, control our tribal tendencies, and quicken our spirit.”
So far so good.
Until he finished his prayer with, “Amen,” he said, “and a-woman.”
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Now, for the record, Cleaver is purportedly a pastor himself at a United Methodist church.
But neither he, nor the Democrats, understood that “amen” means “so be it” in Hebrew. It’s not gendered.
Republican lawmakers quickly blasted the political injection as blasphemy to the highest degree.
Has it now gotten to this??? US Congressman, Emmanuel Cleaver ended his congressional prayer with the words “Amen and Awoman”. They think ”Amen” is an English or gendered word? ????????♂️????????♂️pic.twitter.com/dlvuyLPfLn
— ????. ????. ????. Ⓜ ???????????? ✈ (@AimThaMachine_) January 4, 2021
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“How dumb are these people?” wrote Breanna Morello on Twitter.
How dumb are these people?
They think ”amen” is a gendered word.
“Amen and Awomen." pic.twitter.com/pweNiIiQA5
— Breanna Morello ???????? (@breannamorello) January 3, 2021
@MidwestMom1984 wrote: “Even worse… Rep. Emanuel [sic] Cleaver (D-Missouri) is an ordained Methodist minister. He should know the meaning and etymology for “amen” is in biblical Hebrew. His modification is sacrilegious social justice pandering.”
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The political prayer reportedly followed the Democrats proposition to replace familial terms such as “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt,” in favor of words they deem more gender-neutral. The proposed measure would wipe out an entire host of often-used familial terms.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., with some choice words of his own, called the move flat out stupid.
This is stupid.
– A father, son, and brother https://t.co/bG9SlRAy6N
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 2, 2021
Can we get an “Amen”?
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