Today, several female House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, were spotted dressed in all black.
According to Pelosi’s daughter Christine, that’s to symbolize the “solemnity” along with “justice” “dignity” and “sisterhood” of the House impeachment vote against Trump.
She posted this on Twitter:
CNN's Dana Bash also explained that the reason Pelosi and House Dems are wearing place is "intentionally to signal it is a somber day."
But, others aren't buying it.
The Hill via MSNhas more to say about the Congresswomen wearing black on the day of the House impeachment vote:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a group of female Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wore dark clothing on Capitol Hill to mark the House's vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), who was wearing a dark grey coat with black lapels, told The Hill that some female members of Congress typically wear red on Wednesdays to show solidarity with issues such as human trafficking and women's heart health awareness.
But they decided to wear darker colors this week to mark the "somber" occasion, she said.
"Normally we wear red [on Wednesdays] and we said, 'We can't do that today.' So, many of the women are in darker colors because it is a somber day," Dingell added as she left the House floor.
Pelosi, Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.), who represents a swing district, were among the lawmakers spotted on the Capitol wearing black.
The Speaker told NBC News that she was "sad" about the day's proceedings.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and several other female House Democrats are wearing black attire in an effort to show Wednesday’s scheduled impeachment vote is a “somber day.”
CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash tweeted that Pelosi conveyed to her that she “feels sad” over today’s vote as she walked into the House chamber while House Democrats debate impeachment.
“As she walked into the house chamber @SpeakerPelosi told me she ‘feels sad,’” wrote Bash, before adding in a subsequent tweet: “@SpeakerPelosi is wearing black. One of her colleagues told me several of the female Democrats did that intentionally to signal it is a somber day.”
The Hill and Spectrum News reporter Taylor Popielarz shared videos of Pelosi entering the House in a black dress, flanked by fellow lawmakers and staff members.