Just when you thought RuPaul’s Drag Race couldn’t get any better — Nancy Pelosi is announced as a guest judge. The House Minority Leader will be joining Ru, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Matthews on the panel for Season 3 of All Stars and we can’t wait to watch.
“All I can say is, you betta werk! Had a fabulous time with @RuPaul and good luck to all the queens,” she tweeted earlier this year. A rep for the politician told the Washington Post that she signed on for the gig to “show solidarity in the face of… attacks against LGBT people by the Trump administration.”
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 18, 2018
Nancy, 77, will be critiquing fan-favorites such as Shangela and BenDeLaCreme when her episode of the VH1 reality competition airs, and we expect Nancy to be fierce but fair. And fans are loving the political twist. “Since Nancy Pelosi is going to be a guest judge. Please get @MichelleObama or even @JoeBiden as a guest judge next round,” one viewer wrote while another added, “We got Nancy Pelosi, now I just need Hillary, Obama, and RBG.” Same.
In real time, Nancy is filibustering for her legacy, standing in four-inch heels for eight hours in defense of the Dreamers — and setting the record for the longest continuous speech on the House floor in the process. “During the night when I was thinking and praying so hard about our Dreamers, I thought, maybe we should just pray all day on the floor of Congress,” she said on Tuesday. “Maybe I should bring my rosary blessed by the pope… his holiness, Pope Francis, or the one before that, Benedict. I have the honor and privilege of receiving rosaries blessed by several popes in my lifetime.” Slay, Nancy, slay!
Be sure to tune in to RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Thursday nights at 8 p.m on VH1!