Connolly, perhaps prepping for future babysitting. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
On Thursday, Take Your Child To Work Day became “Rep. Gerald E. Connolly Will Take Your Baby And Only Return It Upon Request” Day.
The Virginia Democrat was having the time of his life in the Speaker’s Lobby during the late-morning vote series, holding court and showing off Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth’s baby girl.
Connolly held out little Abigail O’kalani Bowlsbey so she could be appropriately admired by lawmakers, aides and reporters in the vicinity. The five-month-old, dressed in a pale pink cotton sweater, leggings and hat, seemed to be enjoying the attention almost as much as Connolly.
“She needed a break from the floor speeches,” he explained, giving his new ward a little bounce. “That last one was a humdinger, wasn’t it?” Full story