There are awkward handshakes, and then there’s this awkward handshake between House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Jennifer Garner.
On Wednesday, the California Congresswoman tweeted out the photo of her Washington, D.C., meeting with the 13 Going on 30 and Juno actress.
Garner, who is a representative for Save the Children, was on the Hill to push for an expansion of early childhood education through the Strong Start for America’s Children Act. Pelosi praised the actress for her advocacy.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 13, 2013
Garner’s arrival on the Hill didn’t make for a very good photo-op, however, as Pelosi and the actress each make odd faces while loosely grasping hands.
The actress joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) in the Senate visitor center to push for the bill. The act is a “10-year innovative federal-state partnership to expand and improve early learning opportunities for children across the birth-to-age-five continuum,” according to the Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats.