House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hosted a Women's History Month reception in Statuary Hall Wednesday honoring the women justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before delivering her remarks, Pelosi shot and shared a selfie with Justices Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, the three women currently serving as associate justices of the Court.
Pelosi expressed gratitude to the justices in her remarks, celebrating "the women who advance the cause of equality at the ballot box, in the board room and before the bar."
"America is built on their shoulders: the groundbreakers, the trailblazers, the women willing to be among the first, the first in our history," she said. "They hold our attention, they ignite our aspirations, they are owed our deepest gratitude."
Pelosi noted that Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to join the Supreme Court, was unable to attend the event.
"It takes a lot to be first: a lot of courage, a lot of commanding respect. And today it is our privilege to honor the first women to reach the highest court in the land. The first four women associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States."