Angelina Jolie stunned reporters at the White House on Wednesday by making an unscheduled look within the briefing room.
She joked with journalists within the briefing room as they shouted questions on her visit to Washington.
‘I really feel like I walked right into a press convention,’ she stated.
The 46-year-old star arrived at the White House a day after visiting Capitol Hill the place she thanked officers who misplaced their colleagues after defending politicians from the revolt during the January 6 riot, as she advocated for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
On Wednesday, she met with Psaki and different White House officers earlier than being provided a fast peek at the briefing room.
Movie star Angelina Jolie posed for pictures on the White House briefing room podium on Wednesday during a surprise visit. ‘It feels similar to it ought to really feel, feels very severe,’ she stated
Jolie stunned reporters when she appeared within the White House briefing room amid conferences to advocate for the Violence Against Women Act
She took a number of questions from reporters during her transient look. ‘I really feel like I walked right into a press convention,’ she stated, earlier than saying she had had an excellent sequence of conferences
The White House provided no additional particulars about her visit aside from a tweet from Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirming that they had met
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed she had met Jolie on Wednesday morning
She stated she wished to focus on a well being disaster dealing with households and discover a much less adversarial technique to promote safety of girls and youngsters.
A spokesperson for Jolie stated she was in Washington to additional her marketing campaign work.
‘UNHCR Special Envoy is in D.C. for a second day assembly with senior White House and Department of Justice officers, and senators to proceed to advocate for the rights of girls and youngsters and well being in households,’ stated the spokesperson in a press release to NBC.
‘In her conferences she’s going to speak concerning the significance of the VAWA reauthorization, FBI reforms, judicial coaching and well being fairness together with non-biased forensic proof assortment.’
On Tuesday Jolie took the chance to thank Capitol Officer Harry Dunn, who testified in Congress after he was referred to as racial slurs and bodily assaulted during the revolt.
An image of Jolie standing subsequent to Dunn was shared on Twitter.
Dunn misplaced fellow officer Brian Sicknick, who suffered two strokes a day after retaining rioters from getting into the Capitol and harming lawmakers.
Four different officers who have been on responsibility during the riot in January died by suicide after defending the positioning.
Officers Gunther Hashida, Jeffrey Smith, Howard Liebengood, and Kyle deFreytag took their lives within the months after the assault.
Jolie additionally met with Senate Majority chief Chuck Schumer to speak concerning the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into regulation by President Clinton in 1994, however lapsed in 2019.
Angelina Jolie visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday and met with Senators. Jolie additionally took the chance to thank Officer Harry Dunn, who was on the Capitol during the January 6 riot
0fficer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes a day after retaining rioters from getting into the Capitol and harming lawmakers
Four different officers who have been on responsibility during the riot in January died by suicide after defending the positioning. Pro-Trump rioters breached the safety perimeter and penetrated the U.S. Capitol to protest in opposition to the Electoral College vote depend that might certify President-elect Joe Biden because the winner in Washington
‘I’m in DC main as much as the VAWA reauthorization, FBI reforms, and different necessary protections and rights.
‘I’ve met with consultants for years now, studying about finest practices together with non-biased forensic proof assortment, and advocating for enhancements,’ Jolie stated in a press release.
‘I’m grateful for these well timed and invaluable conferences with senators, particularly centered on provisions for youngsters’s well being,’ she added.
The VAWA was launched by President Biden when he was a senator.
In March, the House of Representatives handed laws to revive it.
If permitted, the act would give funding to states that make coping with sexual assault and home abuse a precedence.
Sen. Schumer thanked the actress for her visit and share pictures of their assembly on Twitter
Apart from having a profitable profession in Hollywood, Jolie has been a longtime advocate of a number of humanitarian causes.
Sen. Charles Schumer meets Angelina Jolie on Capitol Hill on September 14. Jolie met with Democratic management within the Senate to debate the way forward for the Violence Against Women Act
Jolie reportedly requested senators to think about increasing the act to cowl abuse focused at youngsters and ‘prioritize youngsters’s well being and security in authorized responses to trauma, together with by means of judicial coaching and developments in forensic proof assortment.’
Sen Schumer thanked the Maleficent star on Twitter.
‘Thank you to Angelina Jolie for coming in immediately to speak concerning the combat to reauthorize VAWA within the Senate and the way we may help help analysis on diagnosing accidents from home violence and baby abuse to assist survivors,’ Schumer stated.
Senator Whip Dick informed Forbes that Jolie was ‘very serious-minded’ and knew quite a bit concerning the topic.
Jolie has been deeply concerned in social causes. She made her Instagram debut in August, proper after the US withdrew its forces from Afghanistan.
Angelina Jolie walks by means of the Capitol after assembly with Senate Democratic management about the way forward for the Violence Against Women Act
‘Thank you to Angelina Jolie for coming in immediately to speak concerning the combat to reauthorize VAWA within the Senate and the way we may help help analysis on diagnosing accidents from home violence and baby abuse to assist survivors,’ tweeted Sen. Schumer
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie rides the Senate Subway out of the Capitol after assembly with Senate Democratic management
On her first Instagram put up, Jolie shared ‘A Letter from an Afghan Girl,’ an account of the results of the Taliban taking energy for girls and ladies within the nation.
‘I used to be on the border of Afghanistan two weeks earlier than 9/11, the place I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban. This was twenty years in the past.
‘It is sickening to observe Afghans being displaced but once more out of the worry and uncertainty that has gripped their nation.
‘To spend a lot money and time, to have blood shed and lives misplaced solely to come back to this, is a failure virtually unattainable to grasp, weighed in Jolie.
‘Watching for a long time how Afghan refugees – a few of the most succesful individuals on this planet – are handled like a burden can be sickening.
‘Knowing that if that they had the instruments and respect, how a lot they’d do for themselves. And assembly so many ladies and ladies who not solely wished an schooling, however fought for it.
‘Like others who’re dedicated, I can’t flip away. I’ll proceed to look for methods to assist. And I hope you’ll be part of me, ‘ she concluded.
Apart from having a profitable profession in Hollywood, Jolie has been a longtime advocate for a number of humanitarian causes.
She has visited refugee camps since she was in her 20s, and is an United Nations Special Envoy.