Crooner Tony Bennett Attends Nancy Pelosi’s House Speaker Vote

Pelosi gained 220 votes Thursday night to recapture the leadership role.

It was a historic night for Nancy Pelosi, as the Democratic representative from California won the House Speaker vote on Thursday.

Several celebrities were in attendance, including crooner Tony Bennett, 92, who was seen in the Speaker’s box sporting a dapper suit, FOX News reports.

Bennett, an old pal of Pelosi, serenaded her at an exclusive dinner at the Italian embassy Wednesday night.

Fashion guru Tim Gunn and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart were also in attendance at the Capitol.

Pelosi, the first woman in American politics to become Speaker of the House in 2007, regained the leadership role after capturing 220 votes in the House chamber.


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