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Pelosi Just Became the President of the Republic of the Rio Grande

"Hey, we have a woman president," Pelosi said after being appointed the honorary president of the Republic of the Rio Grande.

By NTK Staff | 02.22.2019 @6:03pm

Speaker Nancy Pelosi was appointed the honorary president of the Rio Grande during a ceremony in Laredo, Texas on Friday.

Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz explained that before joining the United States, Laredo was the Capitol of the Republic of the Rio Grande.

“While the Republic was short-lived, ten months in all, we still have that spirit of freedom,” Saenz said. “So, it’s my honor, Madam Speaker, to present to you the keys of our city but also to be the honorary president of the Republic of the Rio Grande.”

“I love that,” Pelosi responded.

Saenz then presented Pelosi with a key to the city and a framed proclamation, which declared Pelosi the honorary president of the Republic of the Rio Grande.

“Hey, we have a woman president,” Pelosi said and called the honor “unfathomable,” adding that she would display the proclamation in the Speaker’s office with “great pride.”

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