Democrat Emmanuel Cleaver Ends Prayer with “Amen” and “A-woman”
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) finished the first daily congressional prayer of the new session with the words “amen and awoman” on Sunday. “And dare I ask, oh Lord, peace even in this chamber now and evermore,” Cleaver said while serving as guest House chaplain. “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic god, Brahma, and god known by many names by many different faiths. Amen and awoman.” Cleaver’s ending to the blessing received sharp criticism from some online, primarily among conservatives.