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Nancy Pelosi: Racist, Sexist Monster

Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald died yesterday, less than a week after her cancer was made public. Speaker Pelosi gave her a press release sendoff:


As the first African American woman to chair a committee in Congress, Juanita Millender-McDonald was a trailblazer, always advocating for the full participation of all Americans in the success and prosperity of our country.
But Millender-McDonald wasn't the first African American woman to chair a committee. That was Yvonne Brathwaite Burke.

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The House Beauty Shop - otherwise known as the Cannon Salon! Is Pelosi pretending the House Beauty Shop never existed? Is the San Francisco Speaker so spiteful about America, her traditions, her traditional gender roles? As a California congresswoman, does Yvonne Brathwaite Burke pose some post facto challenge to Pelosi's queen bee supremacy?

Alternatively, was it kind of silly that there used to be an honorary committee chairmanship "for the ladies"?

Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Chairwoman Juanita Millender-McDonald [Speaker.House.gov]

Women Who Have Chaired Congressional Committees [House.gov]

- David Weigel

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