The 116th Congress in Barbara Lee Selfies

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Representative Barbara Lee, who has served in the House for two decades and famously displayed moral backbone as the only member of Congress to vote against the war after the terror attacks on September 11, swore in the freshman class in her own way—running around taking selfies with the newly elected progressive women of color. It was incredibly fucking nice to watch happen on C-SPAN, honestly!  


Here’s Lee taking a selfie with Ayanna Pressley:

And Lee in a group picture with new representatives like Lauren Underwood and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

Lee again with Ocasio-Cortez:


Not technically a selfie, but here’s Lee with Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids:


Here’s Ocasio-Cortez giving Lee’s arm a break and taking the selfie herself:


Here’s a video of some selfies in action, which is possibly even more heartwarming:


Are you even sworn in if you don’t have a selfie with Barb? Hard to say.


Steve (Harrington) with the Good Hair

Loving all the excitement around today’s swearing in for the House. Also, go Barbara— she’s my rep! :)