Sheila Jackson Lee photoshopped into Congress picture

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2013 is a big year for women democrats on Congress.

There’s a record-breaking 61 of them now serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

So, you would think they would make it a point to show up on time for their first (and historic) photo.

Well, most of them did.

There four women in the “top row” of the photo were tardy. The third one to the left is none other than Houston’s own Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

Way to “represent”.

But that’s not what’s got everybody’s drawers in a wad.

The original photo was actually taken without the four fashionably late congresswomen. So, they had to be digitally altered in.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is taking the flack, and defending the decision. She said, “It was an accurate historical record of who the democratic women of Congress are. It also is an accurate record that it was freezing cold, and our members had been waiting a long time for everyone to arrive and had to get back into the building to greet constituents, family members, to get ready to go to the floor. It wasn’t like they had the rest of the day to stand there.”

Those seem like legitimate reasons for altering the photo.

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