On Sunday, the Democrat-controlled House passed a new rules package for the 117th session. The rules enshrined gender-inclusive language and ceased the use of so-called non-inclusive words.
The rules prohibits the words “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” and replaces them with “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.”
But some eagle-eyed critics pointed out that while Democrats banned the language, they still use the words regularly. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) mocked several Democratic House members for continuing to use “gendered language” to describe themselves in their Twitter profiles.
“Democrats cancel themselves,” the NRCC said in a statement that included a list of nearly two dozen representatives.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) “voted for the socialist Democrats’ woke rules package that