House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, appeared on a national television show on Saturday to voice her support for drag queens and encourage people to vote in November’s midterm.
“My honor to be here, to tell you all how proud we are of you,” Pelosi said after stepping out onto center stage in front of the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants.
“Thank you for the joy and beauty you bring to the world. Your freedom to express yourself in drag is what America is all about.”
Pelosi also encouraged Americans to get out and vote in the midterm elections.
“It’s very important that people make their voices heard and their votes heard,” Pelosi said.
RuPaul Andre Charles, the show’s host, thanked Pelosi “for the work you’ve done and the work you continue to do tirelessly for our freedom.”
“Your tenacity is something we all admire,” Charles said.
Pelosi appeared on the show two days after her House Select Committee on Jan. 6 — made up of seven Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans — held a nationally televised primetime hearing.
She did not mention issues such as record inflation affecting the country or the influx of migrants at the southern border.
Pelosi previously appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” in 2018.
“This idea of people believing in themselves, being themselves, being proud of themselves, is not just a lesson for politicians but for everyone in the country,” she said then. .
“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” pits drag queens competing against each other to become “Queen of All Queens” and win a $200,000 prize.
Pelosi’s latest cameo following a series of anti-transgender and anti-LGBTQ laws that have been passed in Republican-run states.
Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., signed a bill March 28 that bans teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
The Parental Rights in Education Bill, which has come under intense national scrutiny from critics who claim it marginalizes LGBTQ people.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled May 13 that the state can resume investigating parents for “child abuse,” if they seek gender-affirming care for transgender minors.
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