Nancy Pelosi Defended DACA, Standing, for 8 Hours Straight in 4-Inch Heels—and Twitter Loved It

"Nancy Pelosi is Wonder Woman."

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Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered a marathon speech on the House floor that lasted more than eight hours—and people can't get over the fact that she did it while wearing four-inch heels.

MUST WATCH LIVE: Nancy Pelosi has been speaking in the House for the last 5 hours, telling story after story of Dreamers and their experiences. She is 77, has only had water, is wearing 4 inch heels and is a TOTAL BOSS.

— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule)

As @NancyPelosi enters HOUR 9 of her filibuster, here’s a live shot of those much talked about heels:

— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope)

just stood and spoke for 8 straight hours in high heels. Trump can’t even spend 8 straight hours in the White House without jumping on Air Force One to go play golf in Florida.

— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen)

The thing about high heels is they actually hurt more when you're standing still than when you're walking. What I'm saying is that Nancy Pelosi is Wonder Woman.

— Jenna Lowenstein (@just_jenna)

It was moving to see @NancyPelosi during her 8 hour filibuster on the House floor in high heels, with a few sips of water, and a pile of used tissues. Sitting behind her, I was reminded of the Stackhouse filibuster on . I have never been more proud of her as our leader.

— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna)

Among favorite lines of @NancyPelosi today: “I have no intention of yielding.” Back in TX, “I will not yield” became a rally cry in 2013. Difference is, sneakers while she was in her characteristic 4” high heels. To that, I would definitely yield. You are a goddess Madame Leader.

— Wendy Davis (@wendydavis)

There is no such thing as a filibuster in the House of Representatives. But there is a “magic minute." This special privilege to speak more than 60 seconds is afforded to House Speaker Paul Ryan, and other top leaders to speak on the floor for as long as they wish—including Pelosi. Pelosi took her time to defend DACA and the DREAMers, as the budget plan being addressed does not include immigration issues.

After speaking on the floor for a record-breaking amount of time, Nancy took to Twitter to thank everyone for their support, and urged them not to lose focus on what she's working towards.

Just seeing all of these messages. Truly very moving. But let's not lose focus of who really matters here. Thank you to our . And thank you to your parents for allowing us all the pleasure of having you be a part of our American family every day.

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi)
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