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Representative Butchers Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s Name, Gets Corrected During Hearing

Pramila Jayapal

Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal asked Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko to pronounce her name correctly during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.

In the video, Lesko retells Jayapal’s comments about zero takeovers in the autonomous protest zone in Seattle to Attorney General William Barr, NBC News reported. However, Lesko pronounced the U.S. Representative for Washington’s 7th congressional district’s name incorrectly twice during her questioning of Barr.

Pramila Jayapal Becomes the First South Asian American to Preside Over the U.S. House of Representatives

Washington’s Seventh district representative, Pramila Jayapal, has become the first South Asian American to ever preside over the United States’ House of Representative.

Jayapal shared the big news on her Twitter on Tuesday where she said she was “beyond proud to serve in the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history and to hold the gavel today.”