On January 4, Democrat members of the House of Representatives, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) adopted a new set of rules pertaining to the use of gender-neutral language, including pronouns and references to “father,” “son,” “mother” or “daughter.” The vote was strictly along party lines, 217-206.
But on Wednesday, Pelosi used this language as she spoke about the prospective second impeachment of president Trump: “I stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter. A daughter whose father proudly served in this Congress.”
.@SpeakerPelosi, apparently forgetting about her prohibitions on “gendered” language: “I stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter. A daughter whose father proudly served in this Congress.” pic.twitter.com/s2KzkxTNAw
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 13, 2021
At the time of the rules change, which included changing the name of the “Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman” to the “Office of the Whistleblower Ombuds,” House Rules Committee Chairman