House of Commons Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) made a low-key but sharp fashion statement during President Donald Trump’s second impeachment proceeding which paid tribute to his first impeachment proceeding.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 232-197 in favor of Trump’s impeachment and ahead of the debate, Pelosi arrived in a familiar dark suit.
Those who listened to the impeachment debate in the House in December 2019, when Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of justice, will remember Pelosi’s gaze. She wore the same costume during both debates.
The lawmaker made a subtle change from 2019 on Wednesday with its accessories.
In 2019, she wore a gold brooch from the Mace of the Republic on her costume. The symbol indicates the authority of the House of Representatives within the legislative branch. As Vox then reported, “It is a ceremonial staff that rests near the President’s desk when the House is in session and has been historically used to restore order to the House.
On the second indictment, Pelosi wore a mask in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The prop, while necessary for security, says a lot about America’s last year and Trump’s presidency.
Addressing the House on Wednesday, Pelosi criticized Trump as a “clear and present danger to the nation”.
“The President of the United States has instigated this insurgency, this armed rebellion, against our common country,” she said. “He must go.”
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