Lawmakers congratulate Duckworth on birth of daughter

Lawmakers congratulate Duckworth on birth of daughter
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Lawmakers took to Twitter to congratulate their colleague Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthNew Zealand minister rides bike to hospital to give birth Dem strategist: It's 'far-left thinking' to call for Nielsen's resignation Top Senate Dem calls on DHS secretary to resign over family separations MORE (D-Ill.) after the senator gave birth to a daughter.

Duckworth gave birth to Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, her second child, on Monday, becoming the first senator in history to give birth while in office.

Fellow Democratic Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Health Care: Azar defends approach on drug rebates | Trump presses Senate to act quickly on opioid crisis | Kentucky governor's Medicaid lawsuit tossed Trump lauds ICE at White House event Trump calls for public officials to praise ICE, Border Patrol agents MORE (Mass.) was among the first to tweet her well wishes, writing, “Welcome to the world Maile Pearl!”

“You are already much loved, and your mommy and many of her friends are doing their very best to make this a better world for you,” Warren tweeted. “We can't wait to meet you.” 


Warren has been a vocal supporter of Duckworth during her pregnancy, vowing to help her in her fight to change the Senate rules so that she can bring her baby on the Senate floor. The rules prevent members from sponsoring legislation or voting while on maternity leave.

“I call dibs on holding @tammyduckworth's baby while she's voting – and fighting to change the Senate's dumb rules so I don't have to,” Warren tweeted in February.

On the other side of the aisle, Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham2020 hopefuls skeptical of criminal justice deal with Trump Senate gets to work in August — but many don’t show up Graham: Flynn should lose security clearance MORE (R-S.C.) also tweeted a message of congratulations to Duckworth.

“Very glad to see Mom and Baby doing well,” he wrote. “God bless.”

Several other lawmakers celebrated the news in tweets: