NANCY Pelosi shimmy danced as she banged her gavel to pass President Joe Biden’s relief bill with $1,400 stimulus checks.
The 80-year-old House Speaker – donning a cream blazer, blue top, and blue-and-white face mask – shimmied as she announced that the landmark bill was passed as 220 to 211 votes.
‘On this vote, the yeas are 220… the nays are 211. The motion is adopted,’ Pelosi said before banging her gavelCredit: EPA
Pelosi hit the gavel just before 2pm local time, appearing to shimmy as she passed the billCredit: EPA
House Speaker Pelosi hit the gavel just before 2pm local time, appearing to shimmy as she passed the bill.
“On this vote, the yeas are 220… the nays are 211. The motion is adopted,” Pelosi said before quickly moving her hips side-to-side.
Pelosi’s 54-year-old daughter took to Twitter moments later to share a video clip of her mom’s almost unnoticeable dance move.
Christine Pelosi wrote alongside the footage: “the shimmy at the end …”
One Twitter user thanked Christine for sharing the clip and wrote: “missed that shimmy when I was watching this live. Thanks for recording this.”
Another commented: “Her little shimmy made me happy for the future.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Biden hailed the final approval of the $1.9trillion Covid relief bill with $1,400 checks and said: “Help is here.”
Following the news an elated Biden tweeted: “Help is here.” He also issued a statement saying that American voices have “been heard” today.
“This legislation is about giving the backbone of this nation — the essential workers, the working people who built this country, the people who keep this country going — a fighting change,” the president wrote.
All Republicans voted against the bill, with Democrat Representative Jared Golden as the only blue no.
House and Senate Republicans had tried to stop the bill from being passed.
House GOP leader Steve Scalise said: “It’s not focused on COVID relief. It’s focused on pushing more of the far-left agenda.”