It’s been a very eventful week in many ways with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. While we are very excited and proud of the record number of conservative women sworn into Congress on Sunday, Wednesday’s events at the Capitol tarnished what was supposed to be their exciting first week on Capitol Hill. We absolutely condemn any violence that took place and take time to recognize our selfless and capable Capitol Police. We continue to pray for America.
Here are some timely and newsworthy stories surrounding conservative women this week.
In a very aptly titled online feature, Politico interviewed the “badasses in their own right” women who were elected to Congress. The feature is on an interactive web page where readers can click on each woman’s profile to learn more about the recently sworn-in women, including the record breaking number of Republican women on the Hill. As Marianette Miller-Meeks said, “This group of Republican women coming in, they’re extraordinarily talented, accomplished, they have robust résumés and life experience. … These are women who have earned every right to be here in Congress.”
Kat Cammack (R, FL-3) was highlighted on Fox & Friends First, sharing that her time being homeless inspired her to enter politics. She and her family received assistance from the federal Home Affordable Modification Program after losing their family ranch. She later became deputy chief of staff for Rep. Yoho of Florida before running for his seat, after Yoho vacated it, fulfilling his pledge to only serve four terms. Cammack is the youngest Republican woman elected to Congress this cycle.
“When she collapsed onto the cold, leather couch in her new office around 4 a.m., Congresswoman Nancy Mace still wore a classic black romper, draped diagonally across one shoulder, selected for an elegant occasion. Outside, rioters still plagued the streets of Washington, D.C. Capitol police still patrolled in riot gear.” This feature piece on newly-elected Nancy Mace shares how Mace reacted to violence on the Hill and condemned their actions.
Rep. Elise Stefanik delivered her address to the Joint Session of Congress after the chambers reconvened following the violent events of January 6th. She did condemn the violence, saying it is “absolutely unacceptable, it is anti-American, and must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” She did object to election results, stating, Our Constitutional Republic will endure this tragic day because the Founding Fathers understood Congress and the American people would face unprecedented and historic challenges by debating them on this very floor. I believe that the most precious foundation and the covenant of our Republic is the right to vote, and the faith in the sanctity of our nation’s free and fair elections. And we must work together in this House to reform our elections and rebuild that faith, so that our elections are free, fair, secure, and safe, and most importantly, that they are according to the United States Constitution.”
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