Democratic Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth’s name is being floated as one of Joe Biden’s vice-presidential picks for the 2020 election.
Duckworth, 52, the first Thai American and first woman to be elected to Congress, has appeared in several op-ed pieces that list potential running mates for Biden, according to AsAm News.
Iraq War Veteran turned United States senator, Tammy Duckworth, may soon face losing her right to vote once she starts her 12 weeks paid maternity leave when she delivers her second daughter in April making her the first senator to give birth while still in office.
In the recent episode of Politico’s Women Rule podcast, Duckworth, who will turn 50 on March 12, explained how she is currently working with her team and other leaders of her political Democratic party in figuring out how she could still cast her vote even if she’s out of the Senate chamber.
United States senator and Iraq War veteran, Tammy Duckworth, is now set to become the first ever U.S. Senator to give birth while still in office, her due date set for April.
Wanted to share some exciting personal news… pic.twitter.com/ZZyu9pG2nq
Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of a badass. There is just so much to love about this Asian-American Purple Heart veteran who now serves as the United States Senator for Illinois. She fights hard for Americans and knows what that means due to her long, rich history serving this country. And have you seen her Twitter? Talk about fire!
Just broke my leg rowing — I blame my hardcore pace. Luckily, it no longer hurts to break a leg! pic.twitter.com/slTWGx6sMD
Donald Trump’s bid to keep transgender troops from serving in the military has found another opponent — an Asian American Purple Heart veteran who now serves as the United States Senator for Illinois.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Il.), who lost both her legs in 2004 after a Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in Iraq was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade, recently made a plea to members of Congress to block the proposal.