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Pelosi Boastful of Dems' House' Diversity

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi applauds a House mix of at least 57 female Democrats (and 20 female Republicans) and a record 28 Hispanic representatives.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In her first Capitol Hill apperance since Election Day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi boasted about the diversity of her caucus on Tuesday.

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The House Democratic Caucus is, for the first time, mostly compromised of women and non-white members. Pelosi, flanked by members-elect, said they “will make our House Democratic Caucus the first caucus in the history of civilized government to have a majority of women and minorities.”

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We’re not sure about the “history of civilized government” bit—there is a country called Sweden where nearly half of parliament is made up of women.

 

But Democractic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel tried to highlight his party's achievements in diversity vis-a-vis the GOP, quipping that “if you look at the Republican caucus, it looks like a rerun of Mad Men. Our caucus looks like America, the most diverse caucus in the history of Congress.”

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