Dianne Cleaver Bio, Wiki
Dianne Cleaver is best known for being the wife of Missouri House Rep Emanuel Cleaver. The House Rep who is also a United Methodist pastor caused some confusion when he ended the opening prayer for the 117th Congress with “amen and awoman” on January 3rd, 2021.
Dianne Cleaver Husband
Emanuel Cleaver and his wife, Dianne, have four children. They reside in Kansas City.
The Democratic lawmaker caused some confusion when he ended the opening prayer for the 117th Congress with “amen and awoman.” He drew some quick criticism from politicians on the other side of the aisle, who pointed out “amen” is not a gendered term. Cleaver, an ordained minister, was asked to lead the prayer to begin the new session Sunday, January 3.
The prayer to open the 117th Congress ended with "amen and a-women."
Amen is Latin for "so be it."
It's not a gendered word.
Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/FvZ0lLMDDr
— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) January 3, 2021
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., was one of the first to take note of Cleaver’s addition to the traditional prayer closing. He shared a clip of the prayer on Twitter just before 6 p.m. January 3, 2021.
“The prayer to open the 117th Congress ended with ‘amen and a-women,’ Reschenthaler tweeted. “Amen is Latin for ‘so be it.’ It’s not a gendered word. Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable.”
Rep Emanuel Cleaver is an Ordained United Methodist Pastor
Cleaver is an ordained United Methodist pastor as per Fox News. Cleaver shared the full video of his prayer on Twitter on the afternoon of January 3, saying he was honored he was asked to deliver it.
“I was honored to deliver the opening prayer for the 117th Congress,” he wrote. “May God bless each and every Representative with the courage and wisdom to defend our democracy and the liberties we all hold so dearly.”
While many of the comments on his post were supportive, some questioned his inclusion of multiple religions, and others simply asked whether he knew what “amen” means.