Virtue signal: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver delivers ‘prayer’ for Congress, ends with “Amen and Awomen”

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Sunday, January 3rd, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democratic member of Congress, concluded his opening prayer for the 117th Congress with the phrase, “Amen and Awomen.”

Cleaver went ahead and shared a video of his prayer on social media. He tweeted:

“I was honored to deliver the opening prayer for the 117th Congress. May God bless each and every Representative with the courage and wisdom to defend our democracy and liberties we all hold so dearly.”

Rep. Cleaver is also a pastor at St. James United Methodist Church of Kansas City, Missouri. He prayed to the “God known by many names and faith” before concluding by saying, “Amen and Awomen.”

It appears that Cleaver was attempting to be inclusive by ascribing gender to the traditional “Amen” conclusion of a prayer. However, the word Amen is derived from Greek and Hebrew used by Christians and Jews in prayer. It literally means “truly” or “it is so” and has absolutely nothing to do with gender.

Cleaver was quickly ridiculed on Twitter, with one used tweeting:

Comedian Larry the Cable guy tweeted:

Pennsylvania’s Republican representative Guy Reschenthaler took to Twitter as well to voice his objection:

“Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable.”

Conservative blogger Matt Walsh tweeted:

“Dems open congress with a prayer that ends “amen and awoman.” Amen is a Latin word that means “truly” or “so be it.” Awoman is a nonsense word that means nothing. Dems find a way to make everything stupid and nonsensical. Utter clowns, all of them.”

Others objected to the fact that Cleaver’s prayer included the name of “Brahma,” the Hindu god, as he talked about “the monotheistic God.” One Twitter user commented back to Cleaver’s post:

“A Methodist preacher praying in the name of the ‘monotheistic God…and brahma?? Forget the a-woman, words’ can’t even begin to explain.”

Cleaver’s “inclusive” prayer comes after a committee proposed changes in house rules to “honor all gender identities” and eliminate gendered words like “mother, father, son, and daughter.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has already been widely ridiculed for the unveiled rules for the 117th Congress. The rules include “future-focused” proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms.

In a statement, the House Committee of Rules said, in part:

“This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history.”

In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII the following terms will be removed:

“Terms such as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter.”

The terms to be used instead are:

“Parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, step-sibling, half-sibling, or grandchild.”

Pelosi said in a statement:

“As House Speaker, I am pleased to join Chairman Jim McGovern in introducing this visionary rules package, which reflects the views and values of the full range of our historically diverse House Democratic Majority.”

She added:

“Thanks to the leadership of Chairman McGovern and our Members, Democrats have crafted a package of unprecedented, bold reforms, which will make the House more accountable, transparent, and effective in our work to meet the needs of the American people.”

She concluded:

“These future-focused proposals reflect our priorities as a Caucus and as a Country, including crushing the coronavirus, addressing economic disparity, combating the climate crisis, advancing inclusion, and promoting integrity in government.”

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Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco mansion vandalized with red paint, pig’s head left in driveway: ‘We want everything’

January 2nd, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s posh San Francisco mansion has been targeted by vandals who spray-painted the home and left a pig’s head surrounded by red paint in the driveway.

Graffiti painted on her garage door read “cancel rent” and “we want everything.” There was also a symbol of a circled “A”, a symbol typically associated with anarchism, painted on the home.

San Francisco police received the first call about the vandalism at the Pacific Heights residence around 2:00 a.m. Friday. Speaker Pelosi was not home at the time of the incident. Authorities have not released a motive, and no suspects were located.

The common radical leftist messages painted on the garage door point to Antifa or UBI (Universal Basic Income) as likely responsible for the crime.

The graffiti mentions the $2,000 stimulus checks Pelosi only recently supported after President Donald Trump demanded it be included in the latest Coronavirus Relief Package.

GOP senators have blocked passage of the increased stimulus payments, opting for the previously agreed-upon $600 payments.

Pelosi led a push to increase the payments last Monday. The House passed the bill by a vote of 275-134. The bill, which marks a rare agreement between Democratic leaders and President Trump, is presently being held up by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate.

McConnell told Pelosi the Senate would not be “bullied” into passing the increased payments. Pelosi urged McConnell to allow the upper chamber to vote on the bill Wednesday:

“The Democrats and Republicans in the House have passed that legislation. Who is holding up that distribution to the American people? Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans.

“In blocking it, they are in denial of the hardship the American people are experiencing now, health-wise, financially, and every way.”

The graffiti also demanded Pelosi “cancel rent.” Vandals may be referencing calls to provide rent relief and to continue an eviction moratorium during the pandemic crisis. The relief package has extended the prohibition against eviction until January 31, 2021.

Conservative filmmaker Maggie VandenBerghe shared photographs of the vandalism. Vandenberghe accused police of trying to cover up the incident. VandenBerghe, a self-proclaimed independent journalist, posted on Facebook:

“City called to clean up at 3 a.m. and police attempting to stop photos of scene (sic). Media SILENT.”

Neighbors say that, while they understand the frustration of politics, the vandalism accomplished nothing. Audrey Carlson, a neighbor of Speaker Pelosi, said:

“I don’t think that this is a useful way to go about it and it’s a terrible start to this new year, when we are hoping for less anger and hatred than we’ve had to deal with for the last year.”

Speaker Pelosi cannot afford to lose any support from the left, as there is almost no margin for error in her re-election bid for the House Speaker seat. After losing at least a dozen House seats in the 2020 election, Democrats have their smallest House majority in over a century.

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With a caucus of only 222 Democrats, she cannot lose many supporters to fend off a challenge from Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R). Pelosi fought off a challenge from McCarthy in 2019, but 15 Democrats did not vote for her.

Two in-coming “Squad” lawmakers have refused to pledge support to Speaker Pelosi. During a CNN interview, Reps. Elect Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and Cori Bush (D-MO) refused to answer whether Pelosi would have their votes. Bush said:

“I am going to make sure that voices of the people of St. Louis are heard and we have what we need. And so, you will find out then. (Americans) will find out when my vote is tallied and, again, (I will be) organizing with our community to figure out what’s best.”

Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA), Jared Golden (D-ME) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) have already pledged not to vote for Pelosi’s re-election.

In addition to losing support, Pelosi must also worry about the Coronavirus pandemic. Since March, 35 lawmakers have been forced into quarantine by positive tests, causing them to miss floor votes. Pelosi cannot afford to have supporters sidelined for the vote.

Speaker Pelosi has not made public comments about the latest vandalism at her $5.4 million, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home. The home is one of several she owns in the city.

This is not the first incident at her mansion. In September, a YouTuber livestreamed himself defecating in the driveway of the home. The homeless YouTuber, calling himself “Armando,” posted a video of himself walking through San Francisco looking for Speaker Pelosi’s home. When he arrived, he set up a camera across the street. He then stood in her driveway, saluted the camera, and defecated on the driveway.

As Armando ends the video, he says, “That was for President Trump.” The video was posted to YouTube with the title “Poopalosi.”

The video was followed up with another video titled “I’m gonna need a lawyer,” in which Armando claimed he was arrested shortly after the incident:

“It was scary, man. They asked me about Kamala Harris, and about how I joked on the stream that if she lived in San Francisco, I’d s–t on her house too. They weren’t f—ing playing.”

A Twitter account claiming to be Armando’s later offered an apology for the incident:

“@SpeakerPelosi I know you may not ever see this, but I want you to know, I meant no foul harm yesterday when I did what I did. I’m not proud of it at all and I just would like for you to know that. I have no ill will against you or anyone in an elected official’s position.”

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