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Grothman on Blacklisting of Mother, Father, Son, Daughter

Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) released the following statement after the House adopted rules to eliminate, among others, the words “Mother”, “Father”, “Son”, and “Daughter”.

“One of the first actions taken by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives was to eliminate the words father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, and granddaughter,” said Grothman. “Up to this point, the plot to eradicate the traditional family has been reserved for the fringe left-wing. But now, a majority of Americans have voted for a party that wants to fundamentally change our country and wants a world in which you cannot call your parents mom and dad. I don’t think this represents the true feelings of most Americans and if they knew they sent representatives to Washington who have blacklisted the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’, they would be appalled.

“While I have many friends in the Democratic party, we cannot pretend that there are not men and women in the world and that everybody is the same. People must begin to realize that the America that has provided opportunities to millions, regardless of their race, gender, or orientation, is disappearing before our eyes.

“While this decision is largely symbolic, it is now the official position of the U.S. House of Representatives that these words are offensive and shall not be used. I will not dishonor my mother and father and all of the effort they put into raising two sons and two daughters by removing these words from my vocabulary.”


U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his fourth term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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