Apparently Pelosi has an “Impeachment Dress”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wore the exact same black dress and necklace combo for Wednesday’s second impeachment vote as she did back in Dec 2019 when she oversaw the House passed 2 articles of impeachment for abuse of power & obstruction of justice.
For her appearance on Wednesday, Pelosi wore a black dress with three-quarter sleeves, paired with a gold chain choker necklace. She changed up her outfit slightly by wearing a blue and black floral face mask. It’s not clear if she wore the same exact shoes to pair her ensemble.
Pelosi’s office confirmed to PEOPLE Magazine that the outfit worn by Pelosi on Wednesday is the same one worn on Dec. 18, 2019, when the House passed two articles of impeachment against the president for abuse of power and obstruction of justice
Missing from Wednesday’s outfit was a gold brooch she wore in 2019 presiding over the president’s first impeachment. The brooch was inspired to mimic a ceremonial mace, a symbol of legislative power. The mace of the House of Representatives features an eagle on top of a globe and a central shaft that is made up of 13 bundled rods representing the original colonies.
The Mace pin, made by Ann Hand, a designer in Washington, D.C. is brass with a gold overlay and has a faux pearl in the center that represents the globe. It retailed for $125 and is one of Pelosi’s go-to brooch as she has worn it on a number of important public occasions since first winning re-election as speaker of the House back in 2018.
Back in 2019, Pelosi said that impeachment was “no cause for joy. This is a sad time for our country.” So her “mourning” somber black dress was on dramatic display Wednesday as she rushed to get the one articles passed despite Trump only having a week left in his presidency.
Pelosi chose the outfit again to oversee an impeachment vote accusing the president of inciting last week’s Capitol riots. Wednesday’s hearing made Trump the first U.S. president in history to be impeached by the Democratic-controlled House twice. The vote to impeach passed 232-197, with 10 Republicans voted along with all Democrats, charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection.”
“We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” Pelosi said during the impeachment debate on Wednesday. “Those insurrectionists were not patriots. They were not part of a political base to be catered to and managed. They were domestic terrorists and justice must prevail.”
It is unknown when the Senate trial will take place, but it is not expected to occur before the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20.
Liberals on social media and fashion magazine praised the Speaker’s recent sartorial outfit choice.
Lawyer Meena Harris tweeted: “NANCY PELOSI HAS AN OFFICIAL IMPEACHMENT OUTFIT.”
“Always one to use a sartorial statement to double down on her political ones, Pelosi sent the message loud and clear: ‘Can you believe we’re doing this, again?'” Vogue wrote.
If only Pelosi could have used the same energy to rush a stimulus package like she did with the second Articles of Impeachment. Hopefully she wears the same outfit she wore when she signed the CARES Act last March. We shall see!