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​Nancy Pelosi Just Filibustered in Four-Inch Heels for Over Eight Hours

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi just did several things most of us mere mortals could only imagine doing.

1. She filibustered for over eight hours to encourage Congress to include protections for Dreamers in the latest proposed spending bill. (This means she didn’t sit down or go to the bathroom during her eight-hour long speech.)

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2. She did it all while wearing four-inch heels.

Pelosi began shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning and spoke for eight hours and 10 minutes, which is now officially the longest speech given on the House floor. The Washington Post reports that Pelosi “barely took time to unwrap a mint several hours in and was not interrupted once.”

And while technically filibusters are not allowed on the House floor, leaders of each party are allowed to speak for as long as they want during debate.

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Pelosi used her speech to talk about protections for Dreamers, or those protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which President Trump has worked to rescind. Congress is attempting to pass a new spending bill, but the current bill leaves out any protection for these immigrants. During her speech, Pelosi read personal stories from Dreamers and cited Bible passages.

But it turns out even those who have the incredible ability to balance on a four-inch heel all day still have some physical weaknesses. Around hour four, Pelosi realized she might be allergic to the rug on the House floor:

Though that clearly didn’t stop her:

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