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First Look: Nancy Pelosi Wants the Drag Race Queens to Vote

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi is making Drag Race herstory.

The House minority leader will appear on this week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, becoming the most prominent guest judge of the drag competition from the political world.

Photographs forwarded to The Advocate from Viacom show the first female speaker of the House posing with host RuPaul in front of an American flag as well as descending the stairs into the workroom where contestants prepare for challenges.

Rupaul With Nancy Pelosi

In the images, Pelosi is sporting a white pantsuit — a potential nod to Hillary Clinton and the outfit she wore during the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The color is also a symbol of feminism and the women's suffrage movement.

In addition, the Democrat, who represents California's 12th Congressional District, is also wearing an Apple watch with a rainbow band, which is symbolic of LGBT Pride.

In a 10-minute preview clip of the episode, Pelosi expressed her admiration for the drag performers — and also stressed the importance of voting.

Rupaul Nancy Pelosi Workroom

“When I got the invitation to visit the Werk Room, I couldn’t resist,” Pelosi said. “I’m honored to be here. You’re an inspiration, I hope you know, because you really know your power. It’s about taking pride, and that’s what you do: Take pride in yourselves and you know your power.”

"Voting is everything," she added. "People sacrificed so much in our country for people to have the right to vote. It’s a blessing. Bu, we have to use it. If you don’t vote, you don’t count, and you count."

See the clip below, and the episode on VH1 this Thursday.

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