This is how you step into a room. Without saying a word, Nancy Pelosi made herself loud and clear by arriving at Wednesday’s House impeachment vote donned in the same outfit she wore the first time Donald Trump was impeached.
PEOPLE reported that Pelosi’s office confirmed she was wearing the same outfit she wore back on December 18, 2019, when she also presided over the House impeachment of Trump. That impeachment came after he withheld $400 million in military aid from Ukraine while also pushing its president to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and his family.
Pelosi’s infamous outfit is a dark, two-piece skirt set that she paired with a gold necklace and floral face mask. However, this time around, she did not wear the brooch that mimicked a ceremonial mace—a symbol of legislative power—that was seen in 2019.
Pelosi is known for her symbolic choices—in the past, it has included white pantsuits, which gives the nod to suffragists.
The House speaker is working hard to remove Trump from office, accusing him of inciting the deadly riot on the Capitol grounds last Wednesday. She referred to Trump as “a deranged, unhinged, dangerous” person during a 60 Minutes interview.
The House successfully passed a resolution that called on VP Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would make Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office. However, on Tuesday, Pence sent a letter to Pelosi that he would not invoke the Amendment, leading the House to go forward with their efforts to impeach Trump.
On Monday, House Democrats formally introduced one impeachment article against Trump that charged him with “incitement of insurrection.” The Capitol siege left five dead and others injured.
“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,” Pelosi said as she gaveled the House into session.