CLOCK: The prayer at the opening of the 117th Congress ends with “Amen and A-women”.

The pastor, Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), said the prayer to open the 117th Congress on Sunday. . .

The clerk has just held the 117th Congress
The pastor Emanuel Cleaver gives the opening prayer

– Nicholas Wu (@ nicholaswu12) January 3, 2021

. . .and he ended it with “Amen and A-women” (Amen is of course not gender-specific. It’s Latin for “so be it”):

The prayer at the opening of the 117th Congress ended with “Amen and A-women”.

Amen is Latin for “so be it”.

It is not a gender specific word.

Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Incredible.

– MP Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) January 3, 2021

This is going to be a very, very long year. Check it out here:

It was an honor for me to say the opening prayer for the 117th Congress. May God bless each and every representative with the courage and wisdom to defend our democracy and the freedoms that are so important to us all.

– Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (@repcleaver) January 3, 2021


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