California Democrat Nancy Pelosi has again been elected as Speaker – the third most powerful role in Washington – in the US House of Representatives.
She reclaimed the gavel after the most diverse class of lawmakers were sworn in and as Democrats took control of the House after mid-term elections gains.
As outlined on Wikipedia, in mid-November 2006 it was reported that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim ever elected to the United States Congress (as a representative for Minnesota‘s 5th congressional district), would take his oath of office with his hand on the Qur’an.
In reaction to the news, conservativemedia pundit Dennis Prager criticized the decision in his November 28, 2006, column titled “America, not Keith Ellison, decides what book a Congressman takes his oath on.”
The column attracted national attention from supporters of both Ellison and Prager. Presented with the fact…
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