House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) lost her "real people" during a protest in front of the Supreme Court building on Monday evening.
Pelosi was leading a series of speakers who were protesting President Donald Trump's recent executive order halting the Syrian refugee program and barring immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries with terrorism problems.
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Pelosi turned the podium over to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), who spoke and held a small candle before Pelosi wanted to introduce and bring in some "real people."
"I want to introduce the real people," Pelosi said. "I'll do the real people now."
Pelosi spoke some more before mentioning two people who would tell "their courageous stories."
"Are they here?" Schumer asked as he looked around. "Where are they?"
After realizing that the two "real people" were not present, Pelosi and Schumer went to introduce Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.). Murphy was not present either, however. Pelosi and Schumer then went to introduce Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii), who did not appear to be at the podium at the time. She was present at the rally and spoke later, however, a spokesman in Hirono's office told the Washington Free Beacon.
"Will there be a question and answers?" a reporter asked to no response.
Finally, Pelosi moved to the next name on her list, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.), who was present.
"Okay, we've got one who's here," Pelosi said.
Monday's protest came just days after Democrats held training sessions on how to talk to regular people during a recent retreat.
UPDATE 10:49 A.M.: This story originally reported that Sen. Hirono was not present at the rally. A spokesman in her office later told the Free Beacon that she was present and spoke. The article was updated to make this correction.