Duckworth Becomes First Senator to Give Birth In Office  

The American flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol before sunrise in Washington on Tuesday. President Donald Trump was to give his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) gave birth to her third child today, becoming the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office, the Daily Beast reports.
According to a statement, Duckworth is “recovering well.” “Bryan, Abigail, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome little Maile Pearl as the newest addition to our family…” she wrote in a statement. “As tough as juggling the demands of motherhood and being a Senator can be, I’m hardly alone or unique as a working parent, and my children only make me more committed to doing my job and standing up for hardworking families everywhere.”



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