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Republican state rep ruins swearing-in of PA's first Muslim-American woman legislator

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House Opening Prayer March 25, 2019
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The GOP-controlled chamber chose freshman state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R) to deliver the opening legislative prayer, prior to the swearing in, and you won’t believe how offensive it was without watching it. T hat’s 13 mentions of Jesus plus a heck of a lot of Trump/Israel boosting in a very short period of time, concluding with Speaker Mike Turzai (R) nudging her to wrap it up already. In response, Rep. Johnson-Harrell released a statement. Just sworn-in Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell called Rep. Stephanie Borowicz's prayer to start session "divisive and highly offensive to me, my guests and other members of the House."

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