‘President’ Pelosi Uses Eight Pens in Signing Ceremony for Bill to Reopen Government
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a presidential-style signing ceremony Friday night for the continuing resolution funding the federal government until February 15 that passed the House and Senate moments before. Surrounded by several senior House Democrats, Pelosi signed the bill using eight different pens which she then handed out to her fellow Democrats–just like presidents do in special bill signing ceremonies.
Pelosi invited the media to cover her ‘presidential’ bill signing ceremony.
This is how the shutdown ends.
Not with a bang but with a dozen tired reporters waiting for Pelosi as a vase of fresh flowers and eight personalized pens look on. pic.twitter.com/1SgntV1TIh
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) January 26, 2019
Nancy Pelosi signs the CR to fully reopen the government for three weeks.
After passing House & Senate, it now goes to the president for his signature. pic.twitter.com/aVAbFw9J3C
— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) January 26, 2019
Pelosi used half a dozen pens to sign the CR and gave them to other lawmakers involved in its passage pic.twitter.com/scT4wCSrEq
— Anna Edgerton (@annaedge4) January 26, 2019
In her ceremonial office, @SpeakerPelosi uses 8 pens to sign her name to bill providing 3 weeks of funding to end the partial Government shutdown. (The other day, Pres Trump ridiculed the practice of using multiple pens to sign one's name on a document. Called it "a disaster.") pic.twitter.com/YvByFOe2Yl
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 26, 2019
Pelosi also had a live video online. Her office played it straight in describing the event, but the usurper symbolism is self-evident.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 26, 2019
Look familiar? (White House photo, April 2017.)