Pelosi’s first responsibility as speaker? A marathon of 300 photo-ops


Shortly after she was elected speaker and formally swore in the 116th Congress, Nancy Pelosi had a very important job: pose in a marathon of photo-ops with the newly christened members. The so-called mock swearing-in ceremony in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol saw Pelosi racing back and forth to take pictures with as many new members as possible.