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 PelosiWhy President Trump needs to speak out on Hong Kong Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Pelosi warns Mnuchin to stop 'illegal' .3B cut to foreign aid 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 RyanEmbattled Juul seeks allies in Washington Ex-Parkland students criticize Kellyanne Conway Latina leaders: 'It's a women's world more than anything' 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 KnightRepublican fighter pilot to challenge freshman Dem in key California race Freshman Dem endorses Harris’s 2020 bid GOP trading fancy offices, nice views for life in minority 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.