Pelosi mocked for wishing Americans a ‘Happy Shwanza’ during final speech as House Speaker: ‘Shawarma?’

Pelosi mocked for wishing Americans a ‘Happy Shwanza’ during final speech as House Speaker: ‘Shawarma?’

Posted For: Landru

By Gabriel Hays

Twitter grilled Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday for wishing people a “Happy Shwanza,” instead of “Kwanzaa” during remarks closing out the House’s vote on the “omnibus” spending bill.

After the 4,155-page, $1.7 trillion bill passed in the House of Representatives Friday, Pelosi decided to close out the session of Congress by wishing happy holidays to several different groups celebrating this time of year, including one that doesn’t exist.

In her sign off – which she claimed “will probably be my last speech as Speaker of the House” – Pelosi said, “I yield back the balance of my time and wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe New Year. Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas. Happy Shwanza. Happy Hanukah.”

Making sure she respected all the major holidays this season, she added, “Whatever it is you celebrate, be safe! Thank you, Mr. Speaker.” Though several Twitter users fixated on “Shwanza” and ridiculed the Democratic Party leader for it.

 

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