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The Washington Post reported Thursday that the California lawmaker would join other celebrity guest judges including actor Tituss Burgess, actresses Kristen Chenoweth and Vanessa Hudgens, and singer Emma Bunton for the show’s upcoming third season.
Pelosi tweeted Thursday that she had a “fabulous” time filming her cameo for the show.
All I can say is, you betta werk! Had a fabulous time with @RuPaul and good luck to all the queens. #DragRace https://twitter.com/RuPaul/status/954074895247466497 …
Drag Race All-Stars is a spin-off of the popular, long-running series RuPaul’s Drag Race, in which contestants from the original show vie to become the season’s top drag performer.
A representative for Pelosi told the Post that the 77-year-old lawmaker agreed to participate in the show as a way to stand against what she called President Donald Trump’s anti-LGBT policies.
The paper further reported that Pelosi was a fan of the show and its message of being proud of who you are.
RuPaul has been a vocal critic of Trump, telling the Hollywood Reporter in an August interview that the president’s administration represents a “resistance to moving forward.”
“That’s what the code words ‘make America great again’ are really saying,” the drag icon said. “Let’s go back in time to when we didn’t have to evolve and that we could just languish in our ignorance.”
RuPaul was also a featured speaker at last year’s Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, which re-named itself the Resist March following Trump’s victory.
The third season of Drag Race All-Stars premieres Jan. 25 on VH1.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also has called for an investigation into the allegations by the House Ethics Committee.
But people around Conyers have begun to push back against he allegations, calling one of the accusers an “opportunist” who allowed her daughter to also work in Conyers’ office. And now, the rally on Monday will feature some of Detroit’s most influential leaders, including the Rev. Charles Adams of the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, where the rally will be held, NAACP Detroit chapter President Rev. Wendell Anthony, as well as several members of the Wayne County Commission and the state House of Representatives.
Gay-Dagnogo said she was particularly disheartened to see some members of the Michigan delegation, including: U.S. Reps. Bill Huizenga of Holland, Debbie Dingell of Dearborn, Sander Levin of Royal Oak and Dan Kildee of Flint Township, calling on Conyers to resign.
“They don’t live here. They haven’t asked us,” she said. “For the delegation from Michigan to not even check in with folks of the district and automatically take the position of Nancy Pelosi is just wrong.”
She also said the people in the district are dismayed by the differences in the way other members of Congress accused of sexual misconduct, such as U.S. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, are being treated.
“We always see a difference when the leader is a person of color. There’s a rush to judgement,” Gay-Dagnogo said. “It tells us that African Americans are disposable and that’s why people are not engaged in the political process. We’re just used to help carry the vote and we’re not going to accept that anymore.”
Conyers’ wife, Monica Conyers, is also expected to be at the rally, which will begin at 11 a.m. at the church, 18700 James Couzens in Detroit.
Conyers has been hospitalized since last week, after complaining of shortness of breath and dizziness. His attorney, Arnold Reed, said Friday that the congressman will make a decision in the next few days on whether to resign, stay in office through the end of his term at the end of 2018, or run for reelection next year.
Shortly after calling into question President Trump’s mental health on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s own mental health came under scrutiny, as the 77-year-old California congresswoman referred to President Trump as “President Bush” and forgot what day of the week it is.
A reporter quickly helped her correct the gaffe, interjecting “Trump,” but Pelosi appeared oblivious she slipped up.
An aide then emerged from the sidelines, passing Pelosi a note, notifying her she got the two presidents mixed up again.
Pelosi’s confusion came just two hours after suggesting Trump was losing his mind. “I am concerned,” she said on MSNBC, about Trump’s “fitness for office.”
“I think his family should be concerned about his health,” Pelosi said. “The fact is that this is hopefully not reparable — he’s the president of the United States.”
“You mean you hope it is reparable?” Joe Scarborough asked, apparently confused.
“Yeah, yeah,” she replied.
Asked if she had advise for Trump, she said, “go to sleep, get some sleep. Bring yourself to a place where your synapses are working.”
During her weekly press conference, Pelosi not only became confused over who is president, but also what day of the week it is.
“I spoke with the speaker a week, a week and a couple days ago, about — oh, no, just last Friday,” she said. “What is today? Is it Friday again?”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered the Republican chairman of the Intelligence Committee on Thursday, saying Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is simply a “stooge” for President Trump who can’t be trusted to lead an unbiased investigation into ties between Russia and the White House.
Pelosi said Nunes “acted outside the circle of respect” for his responsibility as Intelligence chairman when he went Wednesday to the press and the president with new information surrounding the panel’s probe into Russian hacking of the 2016 election and possible surveillance of Trump’s team — without telling the other members of the committee.
“By being a stooge of the president of the United States,” Pelosi charged, “he has demonstrated very clearly that there is no way there can be an impartial investigation under his leadership on that committee.”
Pelosi, who has called for months for an outside independent investigation of the Russian hacking and influence campaign, said Nunes’s actions only accentuate the need for Congress to create such a panel.
“Chairman Nunes is deeply compromised, and he cannot possibly lead an honest investigation,” she charged.
Nunes grabbed headlines Wednesday when he called a hasty press conference to announce what he characterized as “alarming” revelations that U.S. spy agencies, “on numerous occasions,” collected “incidental” information about members of Trump’s transition team as part of foreign surveillance operations.
The details gathered about those transition members had “little or no apparent foreign intelligence value,” Nunes said, and the information was “widely disseminated in a foreign intelligence report.”
Nunes stopped just short of accusing the Obama administration of spying on Trump — “I guess it all depends on one’s definition of spying,” he said — but he said he’s “alarmed” by what he’s seen.
After the unusual press conference in the Capitol, Nunes went to the White House to brief Trump on the findings. Trump, for his part, said he felt partially vindicated for claims he made earlier in the month that former President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower.
Democrats, particularly those on the Intelligence panel, slammed Nunes as having taken a bipartisan investigation in a markedly partisan direction.
“Chairman Nunes can either lead this committee to pursue the truth or choose to serve as an advocate for President Trump,” said Rep. Joaquín Castro, a Texas Democrat who sits on the committee.
Pelosi on Thursday said Nunes’s actions won’t cause the Democrats to stop participating in the committee’s Russia probe.
“I’m just talking about him. The Democrats are fully prepared to be unbiased,” she said.
But Pelosi suggested Nunes had acted at the direction of Trump, and she was quick to note that the California Republican was himself a member of Trump’s transition team — a history that raises “questions about [his] impartiality,” she said.
“I don’t know if that was a cry for help. Or let me out of here, or what that was,” Pelosi said. “But it was highly unusual, outside the accepted behavior of a chairman of an Intelligence, or any, committee.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that she’s never met with the current Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.
“Not with this Russian ambassador, no,” Pelosi told POLITICO’s Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer during a Playbook interview, when asked whether she had ever met with the Russian envoy.
But a file photo from Pelosi’s 2010 meeting with Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev shows Kislyak at the table across from Pelosi — then House speaker — and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Medvedev had been in the country for a meeting with President Barack Obama a day earlier and stopped in on Capitol Hill to meet with congressional leaders as well.
Asked to square Pelosi’s comments with the photo of the meeting, a spokesman said Pelosi simply meant she never had a solo meeting with Kislyak.
“Of course, that’s what she meant,” said the spokesman, Drew Hammill. “She has never had a private one-on-one with him.”
After Trump needled Pelosi on Twitter about the matter, Pelosi hit back with her own tweet and another statement from her spokesman.
“Leader Pelosi’s answer to the question today was clearly about private, one-on-one meetings, which she has never had with Ambassador Kislyak,” Hammill said. “The Ambassador was incidental to the 2010 meeting between then-Russian President Medvedev and then-Speaker Pelosi. Clearly, one needs to remind Politico that Attorney General Sessions lied under oath about a secret meeting amidst Russia’s hacking of our election, which he also didn’t disclose in a written questionnaire.”