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Monday, January 07, 2019
First day of 116th Congress begins with prayer, ends with a profanity
The 116th Congress began with prayer.
The first day of the 116th Congress ended with profanity.
It was 12:01 p.m. Thursday. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., an ordained Methodist minister from the St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, climbed the dais in the House chamber to lead lawmakers in the invocation.
“In unbridled optimism, I offer this prayer,” said Cleaver. Cleaver spoke of “the great challenges of this day, fraught with tribalism at home and turbulence abroad.” He beseeched the House “to rise as a legislative body above political selfishness” and “attempt to become architects of a kinder nation.”
“Dedicate ourselves to the healing of open sores in a land where there is far too much mistrust of those who are different,” said Cleaver. The House had not even sworn-in freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., at the time of Cleaver’s intersession. But by nightfall, Tlaib captured more headlines than even fellow freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
Tlaib called the President of the United States a “m----- f-----.”...MORE
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