Calif. congresswoman-elect bumps into Pelosi at airport
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California congresswoman-elect Katie Hill (D) tweeted Saturday that she ran into House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTrump touts ruling against ObamaCare: ‘Mitch and Nancy’ should pass new health-care law Federal judge in Texas strikes down ObamaCare Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staff MORE (D-Calif.) at the airport shortly after Hill became one of two incoming California freshmen to express support for Pelosi's bid for Speaker.

In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Hill lamented her casual appearance upon meeting the House Democratic leader, which she said was the result of deplaning while "totally exhausted" at San Francisco International Airport.


"I just ran into @NancyPelosi while looking like this, totally exhausted, deplaning at SFO for my layover," Hill wrote. "Sometimes you just have to laugh and trust the process — I respect the women who paved the way for me more every day."

"Leader Pelosi looked flawless, by the way," she added.

Hill and fellow California Rep.-elect Mike Levin (D) wrote a letter in support of Pelosi's bid to succeed Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report – Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong | GOP in turmoil over Trump shutdown threat | Kyl to resign from Senate at year's end Trump leaves GOP in turmoil with shutdown looming Senate heads toward floor fight on criminal justice bill MORE (R-Wis.) on Thursday, touting Pelosi as "bold, pragmatic and capable of swift results" in a letter to colleagues.

"During this turbulent time in our nation's history, no one is better prepared to lead a diverse Democratic Caucus," the two wrote. "We need her stability, vision and strength. Let's unite. Let's move forward. Let's make change happen, together."

Hill unseated incumbent Rep. Steve KnightStephen (Steve) Thomas KnightRyan casts doubt on 'bizarre' California election results Calif. congresswoman-elect bumps into Pelosi at airport Democratic gains erasing House GOP in California MORE (R-Calif.) last week in a major pickup for California Democrats as Knight conceded to the first-time candidate before Hill's victory had even officially been called.