House Speaker Nancy Pelosi often urges her fellow Democrats to focus
on “kitchen table issues” that Americans care about most, despite her
own lifestyle of the rich and famous.
The 79-year-old career politician was recorded on video Friday dining
at The Ivy, an iconic Beverly Hills eatery, where she munched on a $35
salad as an army of Secret Service and state police blocked off the road
for the special occasion, X17 reports.
“California Representative Nancy Pelosi isn’t afraid of spending a
little dough on a good salad!” the video description read. “The House
Speaker dined at the iconic Ivy restaurant in Beverly Hills with her
family, escorted by a HUGE entourage of Secret Service security.”
The footage shows at least five vehicles – three large SUVs and two
state police cruisers – waiting for Pelosi and family in front of the
restaurant, with one of the state police temporarily blocking traffic to
ensure their safety.
Moments later, Pelosi emerged from the establishment toting a pricey
designer handbag and appeared to chat briefly before loading into a
black bullet-proof Suburban. State police cruisers pulled ahead and
followed behind as the vehicle and another silver Suburban emerged onto
The five-vehicle procession, which included a third black Suburban
bringing up the rear, blared flashing lights and sirens as the drivers
ignored the traffic light and turned onto Alden Drive.
The vehicles appeared to ignore another stop sign at George Burns
Road before heading under an overpass for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.