Nancy Pelosi wears same outfit to oversee Trump’s second impeachment

On Wednesday, Ms Pelosi appeared at the House impeachment vote wearing a black dress with three-quarter sleeves and a blue and black floral mask. She paired the outfit with a gold necklace.

As confirmed by her office in a statement to People, Ms Pelosi first wore the suit dress and necklace on 18 December 2019, when the House passed two articles of impeachment against the president for abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

While today’s outfit was nearly identical, she did leave off the symbolic brooch she wore while presiding over the president’s first impeachment.

The speaker’s brooch, which sent a message of its own, was in the image of the Mace of the United States House of Representatives, a totem of the body’s legislative authority.

Ms Pelosi also wore the brooch during the president’s 2019 State of the Union address.

On social media, the speaker’s recent sartorial choice has been praised, with many applauding the symbolic outfit.

“Did Pelosi wear the same outfit for both impeachments? HELL YES SHE DID,” one person tweeted.

Another said: “I love that Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi has an impeachment outfit.”

Ms Pelosi chose the outfit again to oversee an impeachment vote accusing the president of inciting last week’s violent Capitol riots.

Ahead of today’s debate and vote, the speaker said in a speech to Congress that the president “must go” for his role in inciting the insurrection, calling him a “clear and present danger to the nation”.

“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,” she said. 

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