‘Amen and awoman’: Congress mocked for bizarre ending to opening prayer – By Mary Margaret Olohan (Daily Caller) / January 4 2020
‘We are governed by the dumbest people alive’
Conservatives mocked a Democratic representative’s Sunday prayer opening the 117th Congress that concluded with “amen and awoman.”
“We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, [unintelligible], and God known by many names and by many different faiths, amen, and awoman,” Democratic Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, an ordained United Methodist pastor, said during the prayer to open the 117th Congress.
The prayer to open the 117th Congress ended with “Amen” and “Awoman”
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His comment sparked a backlash on social media as conservatives pointed out that “amen” means “so be it” — meaning that a literal translation of Cleaver’s prayer would read “so be it, and a woman,” as the Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy pointed out.