Heard on the Hill

The ‘Queer Eye’ guys just met with Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez on Capitol Hill

The group was in town to discuss the Equality Act

Tan France, left, and Antoni Porowski from the Netflix series Queer Eye, are seen outside the Capitol after meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Dozens of Capitol Hill lawmakers, staffers and reporters took a break from deadlines and floor speeches Thursday to flock around — and at several points in time run screaming after — four members of the “Queer Eye” fab five.

Bobby Berk, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski, who star in the hit Netflix makeover show, were led around parts the Capitol by freshman Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer.

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The group posed for photos on the Speaker’s balcony, which overlooks the National Mall, and took their fair share of selfies with dozens of admiring staffers before taking a stroll outside.

But their visit wasn’t all about touring the building and shaking hands.

Watch: ‘Queer Eye’ guys grace the Hill

The group was in town to discuss the Equality Act; a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

“Proud to be part of the #Fab5, even briefly,” Hoyer tweeted. “Thanks to the cast of @QueerEye for stopping by today to urge support for the #EqualityAct. As Majority Leader, I look forward to bringing #HR5 to the Floor to ensure #LGBT Americans are fully protected under our civil rights laws.”

The same four members of the Queer Eye cast attended a Library of Congress event Wednesday night, where they discussed LGBT youth issues with Washington Post journalist Jonathan Capehart.

The final member of the five, Karamo Brown, who visited the Trump White House last year, didn’t attend.

Chris Cioffi contributed to this report.Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.