That sea of white, a welcome sight



February 7, 2019 - 9:44 AM

House Democratic women are dressed in white for President Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

A sea of white punctured the somber mood at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address when dozens of newly elected female lawmakers appeared dressed predominantly in white — the symbolic shade of the American suffragist movement.

The relief was stark among the vast swaths of dark blue suits, de rigueur for the halls of Congress. 

A record 131 women now serve in Congress, representing about 25 percent of the Senate and House of Representatives. Of these women, 108 are Democrats, 23 are Republican. 

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