When the dust settled on the blizzard this weekend and the roads opened up once more, our federal government was supposed to make like the rest of us and get back to work.
Which is exactly what a certain slice of our elected officials did yesterday. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Alaskan Republican lawmaker, described the scene: "As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female. All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are female."
Technically, the all-women session was a coincidence. Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Susan Collins hadn't planned to exclude men from the meeting. And yet, Murkowski noted, "[p]erhaps it speaks to the hardiness of women that you put on your boots and put your hat on and get out and slog through the mess that's out there."
Snowfall or no snowfall, isn't that always the case?
Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell was probably just like:
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