The 19 Major House Committee Chairs for the Next Congress Are ALL White Men
By many accounts, the prevailing narrative of this year’s presidential election was that Republicans have alienated women and people of color.
But it seems the GOP didn’t get that memo.
Yesterday John Boehner announced the 19 House Committee Chairs for the next Congress.
All of them are white men.
There isn’t a single woman or minority included in the mix of 19 House committee chairs announced Tuesday — a stark reality for a party desperate to appeal to women and minorities after both groups overwhelmingly rejected Republicans just weeks ago in the presidential election. The one female committee chair that House Republicans currently have, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), is stepping down because her term is up. While there are still two lower-tier House committees awaiting a chair assignment — the Ethics Committee and House Administration — neither committee has any women or minority members.
Are you surprised by this news?
Will the GOP ever take seriously their inability to connect with women and minorities?
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