As Twitchy reported earlier today, House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer decided after speaking to the House physician that members of Congress aren’t essential employees after all and would not be returning to D.C. next week as previously planned. That means Speaker Nancy Pelosi can stay in her home and shelter in place until it’s safe for the House to return.
Pelosi is 80 years old, which places her in a high-risk group for contracting the coronavirus, so how does she stay safe, seeing as she’s second in line for the presidency? That’s what San Francisco Chronicle reporter Tal Kopan wanted to find out.
The CDC recommends older Americans stay home amid coronavirus. But as the most powerful Dem in the country, the leader of the House and second in line for the presidency, @SpeakerPelosi is not America’s average octogenarian.
How she’s staying safe:https://t.co/u2FAgwWJDU
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) April 28, 2020
One way she’s staying safe while at home is having family members step in in place of her paid staffers. That’s sweet. Kopan writes:
Pelosi, however, spent much of last week in the Capitol, working to pass a bill adding nearly $500 billion in coronavirus relief. She covered her face with silk scarves matching her outfits, and at times wore latex gloves.
Pelosi’s staff and protective detail of U.S. Capitol Police are wearing masks like the speaker and walking several feet away from her as she moves around the building. When she held a signing ceremony after the latest coronavirus bill’s passage, gloved and masked staff members prepared and cleaned the pen and documents.
Pelosi traveled to her San Francisco home shortly after Congress passed a $2 trillion rescue package in late March, then returned last week. She continued her frequent media appearances using a computer from her kitchen at home, with some family members stepping in to help set her up in the absence of staff.
Did Pelosi do media appearances from her kitchen at home … it seems to ring a bell.
She's pounding pint after pint of artisanal ice cream from her $24,000 fridge.
Profile in courage. https://t.co/fdHwVXNbtG
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 28, 2020
— China is lying (@jtLOL) April 28, 2020
Keeping the House from doing its job and passing relief while she scarfs down artisan ice cream from her $24k refrigerator. But she's a Democrat, so glowing profile
— Destructive Chemistry (@DestructiveChem) April 28, 2020
She’s sitting at home doing nothing but getting drunk and eating ice cream
— Kozmo (@KingLeahy) April 28, 2020
Alcohol and botox
— Cindy ???? (@PitBullGirl0622) April 28, 2020
Alcohol, Botox, and Ice Cream. Got it.
— Austere Constitutional Scholar & Faithful Patriot (@AusterePatriot) April 28, 2020
Just here for the ratio. Haha
— Allen Prevette DDS (@DrAllenPrevette) April 28, 2020
She's basted and embalmed in alcohol. She's fine.
— MICHELLE (@Ummmmichelle) April 28, 2020
Lets not forget the French Silk handkerchiefs.
— CIAHackedTheWuhanLab (@wuhan778) April 28, 2020
— Latentem (@Latentem) April 28, 2020
— GayPatriot, maybe (@GayPatriotTM) April 28, 2020
How does it feel to be a useful idiot, Tal?
— Chunk (@chunkage) April 28, 2020
So, you are saying that there are one set of rules for the elite and another for the plebs? Not a good look to lick that boot.
— Ben Peterson (@jazzfan71) April 28, 2020
If you look closely you can see the strings controlling her arms and head. She’s been gone for almost a decade.
— Fred Fredburger (@SpaciusImpetu) April 28, 2020
No one cares. She's a DISGRACE.
— JohnGalt ???? (@JohnJGaltrules) April 28, 2020
We read all the time about liberals pledging to donate their organs to keep Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg alive … where’s the love for Pelosi?
ACES! Nancy Pelosi just accidentally proved what we’ve known about The House under Dem majority all along (thread) https://t.co/1raVUTNipe
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 28, 2020