And Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who on Monday became the first senator to give birth while in office, has been pressing to change a Senate prohibition on bringing children onto the floor, which could impede a breast-feeding mother’s voting.
I think only a brain-dead idiot would bring her infant onto the Senate floor for the purposes of breastfeeding during a vote. An infant gains absolutely nothing whatsoever from being dragged into a chaotic, high-charged, noisy environment full of adults with who knows what bacteriological profiles. If it’s such an important vote, then use a pump, go vote, and come back.
The nice feelings I had towards Duckworth for giving birth at an advanced age have evaporated. Any measure involving children should proceed, first and foremost, from asking how it will benefit children. And this effort of hers is clearly not about that.