By Haley Bissegger - 11/20/13 11:39 AM EST
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has a suggestion for how to put an end to the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins’ team name: holding a contest.
“I think we should have a contest for naming,” the House Minority Leader told BuzzFeed’s John Stanton at the website’s “BuzzFeed Brews” event in Washington.
Several individuals, groups and lawmakers have called on the District’s football team to change the name, citing racial insensitivity.
“The first song that I ever learned to sing outside of church was, ‘Hail to the Redskins,’ ” Pelosi told the crowd.
Pelosi initially declined to weigh in on what she thought the name should be changed to, before pointing to a sign behind her set up for the BuzzFeed Brews event and offered, “How about the Red Brews?”