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House speaker Nancy Pelosi violated her own rules for the 117th Congress on Wednesday
(Article by Niamh Harrisc republished from NewsPunch.com)
During the debate regarding the second impeachment of President Trump, Pelosi broke the rules on gendered language by referring to herself using words that she had banned
“I stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter, a daughter whose father proudly served in this Congress” Pelosi said….
But according to the congressional rules she should have said “I stand before you as a spouse, a parent, a grandparent, and a child.”
.@SpeakerPelosi, apparently forgetting about her prohibitions on “gendered" language: "I stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter. A daughter whose father proudly served in this Congress." pic.twitter.com/s2KzkxTNAw— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 13, 2021
Breitbart reports: Pelosi and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress earlier this month, which contained “future-focused” proposals, including the elimination of terms referring to sex, such as “father, mother, son, and daughter.”
The proposal included the creation of the “Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth,” which requires Congress to “honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral.”
In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, terms such as “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, 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” are removed.
In their place, terms such as “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild” are to be used.
Days later, Democrats officially passed the sexless speech codes for the House of Representatives.
Pelosi, however, violated her own rules as she stood before Congress on Wednesday during a House hearing on the impeachment of President Trump.
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