Meryl Streep was back in town Tuesday night (sans Annie Leibovitz) to show off her Margaret Thatcher biopic, “The Iron Lady.” And several lawmakers popped by to see what Hollywood had to say about the iconic former British prime minister.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), with his British-born wife, Elizabeth, in tow, was blown away by Streep’s performance. “She basically inhabited the character of Margaret Thatcher,” he said of the stirring portrayal. Kucinich was also impressed with the handling of the underlying love story between Thatcher and her husband, Denis.
“The fact that they went deep into the relationship added a great dimensionality,” he asserted. “It’s definitely worth seeing.”
Our spies spotted Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) at the celebrity she-bang-abang. Other local media also placed Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and ex-Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) on the scene.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.