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.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.