September 10, 2015

Scandal’s right-wing veep gives AIDS activism award to liberal champ Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Written by Emily Heil

This post originally appeared on The Washington Post

It’s safe to say that liberal darling Rep. Nancy Pelosi would have little in common with “Scandal”‘s Vice President Sally Langston, the ABC drama’s hard-line Christian conservative schemer (who also happens to be a homicidal maniac).

But there the two were — or, rather, there was Pelosi with Kate Burton, the actress who plays Langston — embracing in the ballroom of the Marriott Marquis on Thursday during a session of the U.S. Conference on AIDS. Burton, the daughter of actor Richard Burton (who knew?), presented the California Democrat with an award named after her step-mother, actress Elizabeth Taylor.

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