It is a historic second — a lady has been sworn in as Speaker of the Home of Representatives on the 100th anniversary yr of ladies getting the precise to vote AND there have been a file 116 girls elected to Congress — up from 89 in 2016.
Girls, savor this second of triumph. On Jan. 3, Nancy Pelosi took the gavel and was sworn in because the Speaker of the Home of Representatives. And he or she did this, at 78 years outdated, smiling and looking out utterly energized, surrounded by her grandchildren and an excited crowd of different cute youngsters. In her personal phrases, she known as the brand new 2019 Home to order “on behalf of all of America’s youngsters.”
And that’s a breath of recent air as a result of, she realizes, not like the present commander-in-chief, that as a high elected nationwide chief (she’s third in line for the presidency) her job is to protect and develop democracy, and to actually make America nice for the present and future generations. That features in her personal phrases, addressing local weather change. “The persons are forward of Congress — we should put an finish to the inaction and denial that threaten the longer term,” she advised America in her acceptance speech.
She welcomed and congratulated all of the members of the brand new Home together with the 42 freshmen feminine members of essentially the most numerous Home of Representatives ever. Because of the misogynistic conduct and insurance policies of Donald Trump, a file variety of girls stated, “I’m not going to take it anymore,” and ran for workplace. Then there was Trump’s Muslim journey ban, his stridently anti-immigrant insurance policies and his unwavering assist for the NRA and refusal to tighten gun legal guidelines regardless of repeated college massacres. All of this impressed girls to run for workplace, so they may take energy into their very own arms.
Girls like Lucy McBath, 59, whose 17 year-old son, Jordan Davis, was murdered at a gasoline station by a stranger as a result of the automobile he was sitting in at a gasoline station, was enjoying loud music. She took her grief and channeled it into gun management activism after which into working to be the consultant of Georgia’s sixth congressional district in Congress. She gained.
And the way about Ilhan Omar, 37, the primary Somali American to serve in Congress. She got here to America as a refugee 23 years in the past together with her household, fleeing the violence of the 1991 Somali Civil Struggle. How ironic — she is strictly who Donald Trump desires to just about ban from getting into America — a refugee, and a Muslim, at that. Now, she’s been elected to proudly signify Minnesota’s fifth congressional district and Democrats formally ended the ban on spiritual head coverings on the Home flooring, so she will put on her hijab.
These are simply two of the ladies that Nancy Pelosi was welcoming and celebrating in Congress in the present day as she acquired a standing ovation, for reassuming her place as Speaker of the Home. She beforehand served within the place from 2007 to 2011. Whereas Pelosi should first make her finest efforts to finish the Trump shutdown and get federal authorities workers again to work and receiving paychecks, she has huge targets for her Democratic majority: “We should respect the reality… be champions of the center class — the spine of our democracy… defend the media… have an financial system that works for all Individuals… makes transparency the order of the day.. rebuild infrastructure… decrease well being care prices and defend folks with pre-existing circumstances… move frequent sense background checks on gun consumers… defend our patriotic dreamers… move laws to guard LGBTQ Individuals.”
These are all of Nancy’s acknowledged targets and as she stated herself, she and her Democratic Home members are inheriting “a frightening scenario.” Sure, it’s a daunting scenario with Donald Trump, who’s assaulting each establishment and the rule of regulation, whereas he’s president.
However don’t you are feeling higher now, with a robust lady like Nancy Pelosi, who’s a complete professional, representing you within the folks’s Home. And the way inspiring to see all these numerous feminine faces filling Congress. Girls and kids from all backgrounds, together with her personal grandchildren, surrounding Pelosi as she swung the gavel after being sworn in.
Welcome to the actual America, Donald Trump. Nancy Pelosi is able to rumble for us!