For the House of Representatives’ vote on impeachment, Nancy Pelosi pulled an old favorite out of her closet: the exact same dress she wore for President Trump’s first impeachment vote in 2019.
The 80-year-old Speaker of the House was photographed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday wearing a knee-length black sheath dress with three-quarter sleeves and a mandarin college, which she paired with a gold beaded necklace and a floral mask.
The dress and necklace were both immediately familiar to Americans who had closely watched Trump’s impeachment proceedings in December 2019, as Pelosi had dressed nearly identically for the historical occasion.
Twitter users were quick to notice that she wore a somber black dress for the occasion.
‘I KNOW this shouldn’t be the focus but Nancy Pelosi in the same dress for both impeachments is the exact kind of trolling our grandmothers taught us and the exact kind of business I am here for,’ wrote one.
‘It’s her funeral dress,’ said another.
But other soon pointed out that she was re-wearing the dress she wore on December 18, 2019 for the first impeachment.
One said: ‘@SpeakerPelosi wearing her #GoodLuck Dress!
‘How embarrassing @SpeakerPelosi didn’t have time to get a second impeachment dress,’ joked another.
Another called the look ‘iconic,’ while one more tweeted: ‘Pelosi said new impeachment trial same dress!! That’s her little black impeachment dress.’
‘You know your presidency is in trouble when the Speaker has an “impeachment outfit” just for the occasion,’ said another.
One pointed out that her outfit ‘has been worn at half of all impeachments in US history.’
Pelosi even accessorized the same on both occasions, topping the dress’ black collar with a gold necklace with colorful beads.
The only difference appears to be that she swapped the Mace of the United States House of Representatives pin — created by jewelry designer Ann Hand, for $125 — with a floral face mask this time around.