(PresidentialWire.com)- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was photographed flashing her American Express card while shopping with her husband Paul at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.
As she strolled from her car to the up-market department store, the Democrat was photographed wearing a salmon-pink pantsuit and high heels [which highlighted her swollen feet and compression stockings].
Still images from a news agency show bodyguards flanked her, and one of them held an umbrella over Pelosi to keep her dry from the rain. Pelosi, a California Democrat and one of Congress’ wealthiest members, is estimated to be worth $114 million. She grinned and waved to the camera with the same hand that held her credit card, as though she was ready to spend her money at Saks.
Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963 and have five children.
According to business news publications, Paul Pelosi founded venture capital firm Financial Leasing Services, through which he and his wife have amassed their personal fortune.
Some on the left chastised Pelosi last year for opposing the so-called billionaire tax in President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion spending package and dismissing the tax as a publicity stunt. She objected to some of her Democratic colleagues’ ideas to impose a tax on billionaires’ unrealized capital gains to help pay for the president’s social spending agenda, according to reports. The bill was one of Biden’s three huge expenditure packages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pelosi’s shopping expedition took place on Saturday, as Congress was negotiating a $40 billion military aid to Ukraine. The measure allegedly includes $6 billion for Ukraine for intelligence, equipment, and training for its forces, plus $4 billion in financing to help Ukraine and NATO allies build up their militaries, reports claim.
The Senate voted 81 to 11 on the first of three procedural votes to move the measure on Monday evening, setting up a final vote on Wednesday. After some adjustments, the military aid bill was passed and will now go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
According to reports, McConnell and his colleagues met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and afterward issued a statement reaffirming U.S. support for Ukraine. He stated that the United States stands squarely behind Ukraine and will sustain the support until Ukraine wins the war.
Perhaps one day Congress will be as interested in supporting Americans and fixing the mess Congress made in this country, too.