By Ogechi Okorie
Abuja (Precise Post) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared with the same dress code she appeared in when the House voted to impeach President Trump in December 2019 for the chamber’s second push to impeach the president on Wednesday.
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 Biden. Trump now faces an article of impeachment accusing him of inciting last week’s deadly pro-Trump riot on the Capitol.
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 Cheney (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. (The Hill).