(CNS NEWS) – House of Representatives Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Texas Tribune that she felt famous feminists "crowding" her in her chair during her first meeting with President George W. Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives.
"I'd never had this experience before, but I was just crowded in in my chair and I was like, What is happening here?" Pelosi told an audience in the Sept. 29 interview. "And then I realized that, sitting on the chair with me in that White House meeting while President Bush was speaking, was Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, they were all right there on the chair with me. And I heard them say, 'At last we have a seat at the table.'"
All the women Pelosi mentioned are known for their leadership in the women's rights movement.
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Three of these women – Anthony, Stanton and Paul – were also pro-life, in contrast to Pelosi's pro-abortion views.