Pelosi wearing the same outfit she did during first Trump impeachment
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer placed on administrative leave: reports Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Biden taps career civil servants to acting posts at State, USAID, UN MORE (D-Calif.) wore the same outfit she appeared in when the House voted to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE in December 2019 for the chamber's second push to impeach the president on Wednesday, her office confirmed to The Hill.

MSNBC and other news outlets noted earlier Wednesday ahead of the scheduled floor debate that Pelosi appeared to be wearing the same black dress and gold necklace she wore in December 2019, when the House passed two articles of impeachment accusing Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Those charges related to the president's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to open an investigation into then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' MORE. Trump now faces an article of impeachment accusing him of inciting last week’s deadly pro-Trump riot on the Capitol.


Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, confirmed to The Hill that the Speaker was wearing the same outfit Wednesday. 

Pelosi as of the early afternoon Wednesday did not yet appear to be wearing the golden mace brooch she wore as she gaveled out the vote to impeach Trump in 2019, though she appeared in the same outfit for the proceedings.

According to The Washington Post, the Ann Hand brooch was inspired by the mace of the House, which dates back to 1841 and sits in the House chamber as a symbol of the sergeant at arms’ authority as well as his or her role in maintaining decorum.

As Pelosi opened debate on impeachment Wednesday, she delivered an impassioned speech stating that Trump had provoked an insurrection against the U.S. government, adding that those who participated in the riot were “domestic terrorists.” 

"Those insurrectionists were not patriots. They were not part of a political base to be catered to and managed. They were domestic terrorists. And justice must prevail," Pelosi said.


The Speaker added that a Trump impeachment would "ensure that the republic will be safe from this man who was so resolutely determined to tear down the things that we hold dear and that hold us together."

At least seven Republicans are expected to join Democrats in voting to impeach the president on Wednesday, including Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyBudowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Liz Cheney gets 2022 primary challenger after voting to impeach Trump The Hill's Morning Report - President Biden, Vice President Harris begin work today MORE (Wyo.), the third-ranking House GOP lawmaker.

The president ahead of the Capitol riot urged his supporters at a rally to march to Congress as they voted to certify President-elect Biden’s win, with Trump repeating his unsubstantiated claims of a “stolen” election.