House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is looking to impose Critical Race Theory upon Congress.
Breitbart reports that Pelosi has proposed a rule change that would eliminate in Congress the use of gendered terms, including father, mother, son, and daughter.
What’s going on?
We are about to enter into a new congress – the 117th Congress – and Pelosi and Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), the House Rules Committee chairman, recently released the rules that they would like to govern the 117th Congress.
Pelosi introduced the proposal as a “visionary rules package, which reflects the views and values of the full range of our historically diverse House Democratic Majority.”
Breitbart reports that “In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter” will be removed.”
The outlet reports that these terms, under Pelosi and McGovern’s proposal, would be replaced with such words as “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild.”
The new committee
In the rule changes, Pelosi and McGovern propose the creation of the “Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth.” It would be this committee that would make Congress “honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender-neutral.”
This committee would further “require standing committees to include in their oversight plans a discussion of how committee work over the forthcoming Congress will address issues of inequities on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or national origin.”
It would “make permanent the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to facilitate a diverse workforce that is reflective of our Members and the districts they represent.”
And, it would “survey the diversity of witness panels at committee hearings to ensure we are hearing from diverse groups of experts as we craft legislation.”
So far, these rules have only been proposed. They will be voted on when the new Congress convenes.
We’ll have to see what kind of fight House Republicans put up here. Democrats do have a majority, but a slim one.