House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) showed up to address the “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform” — an event that attracted controversy since the Park Service allowed it on the National Mall even though it’s technically closed due to the partial government shutdown.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Leads Yes We Can! Chant in Spanish During Immigration Rally on National Mall

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Almost nothing Pelosi told the much-smaller-than-anticipated crowd Tuesday was a surprise…except for the chant she led that hearkened back to the glory days of President Obama’s 2008 campaign: “Yes…we…can! Yes…we…can!”

So what’s so eye-opening about that?

Pelosi led it in Spanish: “Si..se…puede!” “Si..se…puede!”

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Leads Yes We Can! Chant in Spanish During Immigration Rally on National Mall

(Credit: Reuters)

Turnout for the event was far below the organizers’ predictions of 100,000 attendees. Barriers were set up to accommodate only 35,000 people, the Daily Caller reports, but less than half the area was occupied.

But the crowd loved it, as you might expect — her chant commences toward the end of the below clip:

(H/T: Weasel Zippers)