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 PelosiThe national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win 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 RyanUnscripted Trump keeps audience guessing in Rose Garden Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration 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 KnightFreshman Dem endorses Harris’s 2020 bid GOP trading fancy offices, nice views for life in minority Ryan casts doubt on 'bizarre' California election results 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.