House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she had better things to do than attend former President Barack Obama’s extravagant 60th birthday celebration.
“I didn’t go. I had other parties to go to,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) replied when asked about Obama’s birthday bash on Martha’s Vineyard, according to the Daily Mail.
Pelosi had just attended a church service Sunday morning when Kevin Blake, who was visiting the area from Connecticut, asked her about the party before thanking the veteran Democratic politician for “keeping the Republicans in line.”
Pelosi and Blake, a 61-year-old lawyer, then posed for a picture.
“To be her, the most powerful woman in Congress, and not even go to his party? I find that hilarious,” Blake told The Daily Mail.
“And she’s the one carrying forward his agenda.”
Obama’s party — originally slated to have a nearly 500-person guest list along with 200 workers — at the posh Winnetu Ocean Resort was “scaled back” due to the recent rise in cases of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19.
A Pelosi aide told The Post she was on Martha’s Vineyard to attend “private events in support of House Democrats” — and not for Obama’s party.
Attendees of the former president’s affair included George Clooney, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Other A-list celebrities rumored to have partied it up with the president included Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Hudson, Bradley Cooper, Don Cheadle, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Erykah Badu and Steven Colbert.
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