Former Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard torched House Democrats on Fox News Monday for prioritizing rule changes to eliminate gender references from the lower chamber while branding themselves the party of women.
“It’s the height of hypocrisy for people who claim to be the champions of rights for women to deny the very biological existence of women,” said Gabbard, who retired from the lower chamber this year after deciding not to run for re-election, on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “Removing references to, you know, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters from congressional rules and administration, it’s mind-blowing because it shows just how out of touch with reality and the struggles of everyday Americans people in Congress are.”
.@TulsiGabbard on Congress replacing gendered terms with gender-neutral ones:
"It’s the height of hypocrisy for people who claim to be the champions of rights for women to deny the very biological existence of women … It shows how out of touch with reality" they are. pic.twitter.com/6ohd2Zcj7O
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) January 5, 2021
The House passed the Democratic rule package Monday, striking gender references in an alleged effort to be “inclusive of all members.”
“Their first act as this new Congress could have been to make sure that elderly Americans are able to get the COVID vaccine now alongside frontline health care workers,” Gabbard said. “But instead of doing something that could actually help save people’s lives, they’re choosing instead to say ‘well, you can’t say mother or father in any of this congressional language.'”
House Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, meanwhile, ended Sunday’s opening prayer for the 117th Congress with “amen and a-woman.” New House rules would dictate that Cleaver ought to have said “a-person,” if “amen” were even a gendered term. The word “amen,” however, is actually Latin for “so be it.”
The prayer to open the 117th Congress ended with "amen and a-women."
Amen is Latin for "so be it."
It's not a gendered word.
Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/FvZ0lLMDDr
— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) January 3, 2021