House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s all-day speech broke a record for longest-continuous speech in House history.
The California Democrat spoke for more than 8 hours before yielding the floor. It was the longest continuous speech since at least 1909.
And she did it all while wearing 4-inch high-heels.
Pelosi got the news of her new record while continuing to tell stories of DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they children. Her all-day remarks are aimed at protesting a budget deal that doesn’t include protections for the group.
While laughing, Pelosi announced that she’d broken a record and said she wondered what the last record-breaking speech was about. A round of applause broke out from her colleagues.