For the members of Congress, it was a very big day. Nancy Pelosi was about to be voted as Speaker of the House again and the swear-in day is now upon us. For the 117th Congress, the House was slated to vote on a 45-page rules package. Speaker Pelosi and House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern announced the package this past Friday.
The proposals that are being made right now suggest that Pelosi has been reading the tea leaves. In order to remain in power, she had to take the time to pacify the concerns of her party’s budding socialist wing. The Democrat majority that Pelosi once enjoyed is shrinking. Republican women took home a number of wins in November, so she now needed the assistance of the far left.
To get legislation passed and secure the speakership, their votes are required. The woke crowd is sure to love the 45-page rules package as well. It’s been referred to as a “visionary rules package” and she does not believe that we can spend any further time “tinkering around the edges” when it comes to ethics reform.
They want to appear to be as inclusive as possible in these instances. The written text was designed to be gender-neutral but the spoken word on the floor of the House does not have to be. It’s a load of hypocrisy. Fox News has more. “In an effort to be inclusive to those who don’t identify as a specific gender, the rules package strips all mention of gender-specific pronouns and terms such as “man,” “woman,” “mother” and “son.”
The Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman, for instance, is renamed in the rules to the “Office of the Whistleblower Ombuds.” There’s nothing in the rules that prohibit members from using gender-specific terms when speaking on the House floor or conducting business,” reads their report. While this may not seem like a huge deal, these actions can dehumanize.
The family unit is being attacked to serve the needs of the few. Marxism’s main objective is the destruction of the family unit and now, we are heading down a very slippery slope. There are a wide range of key issues that need to be addressed but the normalization of absence of gender has now taken center stage, for reasons that are not entirely satisfying.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is now a permanent fixture, as the new Congress tries their best to get on board with the new mainstream status quo. Representative Kevin McCarthy is already letting the world know how he feels about what is taking place, referring to the House rules as “stupid” via his Twitter account.
The Motion to Recommit is also being eliminated. For those who are unfamiliar, this is what minority voting groups use to force uncomfortable votes for the majority. Legislative language is changed and this practice usually takes place on the floor, where we all can see. Do you need an example of how this new rule will work? Fox News has you covered.
“For instance, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., offered a motion to recommit on the House floor in December to landmark legislation that was about to pass to legalize marijuana. Lesko wanted to add language that private-sector employers retain the right to test employees for marijuana use. She was able to pick off 11 Democrats for her motion, but it still failed. The overall legislation passed the House.” This should give everyone major pause.
“The Democrats just destroyed over 100 years of representation in Congress,” McCarthy said in a statement. “Nancy Pelosi wants to silence your voice and consolidate what little power she has left. Her time is limited.” Meanwhile, the requirement that progressives have a way to pay for any legislation that they propose has been eliminated entirely. The woke crowd is pleased and Pelosi is on thin ice. We will be watching what unfolds from here with great interest.