Tammy Duckworth has had a historic few weeks. On April 9, she became the first U.S. senator to give birth (opens in new tab) while in office, and on Wednesday, she helped pass a resolution that would now allow babies (opens in new tab) onto the Senate floor. While no one objected to the new rule, male senators had some pretty interesting questions (opens in new tab) for what this would look like going forward. For example, would the Senate dress code apply to babies, too?
The answer, of course, was that babies can wear whatever they want, but Duckworth decided that her 10-day-old daughter will meet the dress code anyway. She posted this absurdly adorable teeeeensy #OOTD including a blazer (in mint green!), as per the dress code.
I may have to vote today, so Maile’s outfit is prepped. I made sure she has a jacket so she doesn’t violate the Senate floor dress code (which requires blazers). I’m not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies, but I think we’re ready pic.twitter.com/SsNHEuSVnYApril 19, 2018
I think we're ready, Duckworth concludes.
The fact that Duckworth is also ready is significant. At less than two weeks postpartum, her body is still recovering from the trauma of childbirth. Knowing how much her vote counts, Duckworth's dedication to public service is impressive as hell.
Madison is a staff writer at ELLE.com, covering news, politics, and culture. When she's not on the internet, you can most likely find her taking a nap or eating banana bread.
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