According to CNS News, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver stated that “In our society now, we look for opportunities to be outraged” after he said “Amen and Awomen.”
“Ninety-nine-point-99 percent of the people who are expressing outrage didn’t even hear the prayer,” Cleaver said. “The prayer wasn’t — wasn’t for them. I’m talking to God on behalf of Congress asking for unity and so forth, asking God to give us that strength to do that.”
“We have women, both Republican and Democrat, in record numbers. And then I said ‘a-woman.'” You can read the full article here.