By Caitlin McDevitt
Among those applauding House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's commitment to humanitarian issues at a private event in New York on Tuesday: U2 frontman Bono and actor Richard Gere
“No one has fought harder than Nancy Pelosi since the day she came into office 25 years ago,” Bono, who co-founded the anti-poverty campaign ONE, said. “Millions of people all over the world owe their lives to Nancy and the bipartisan coalition that fought to contain the AIDS epidemic, not just here in America, but in the poorest parts of this planet.”
Calling her leadership “indispensable,' Bono said Pelosi has “reached across the aisle in this fight and worked with presidents from left and right.”
Gere, wearing jeans and a blazer, happily posed for a photo with Pelosi along with Bono, Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Barney Frank, who were also in attendance.