Oregon State Rep. Changes Words to Pledge of Allegiance
4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thought no one would notice
When Rep. Carolyn Tomei, D-Milwaukie, led the Oregon House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday, she substituted the word "love" for "God."
Tomei said she didn't realize anybody would notice. On most days during the legislative session, legislators asked to lead the pledge lean in to their microphone for just the first few words before they step back and become just one voice of many.
However, the House was holding its organizational meeting on Monday and Tomei led the pledge from the podium, where her full rendition was picked up the microphone.
"That's what I typically say," said Tomei. "It's just comfortable to me."
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