Boehner reacquainted himself with the younger set in 2013, when he shook hands with John Griffin, the three-year-old son of former Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker John A. Boehner is famous for being a softie when it comes to “the children,” so we can’t imagine what kind of tears of joy he shed at the birth of his first grandchild, whose arrival was announced to the world on Thursday afternoon via Twitter:
No photos yet, but the Ohio Republican offered a few vital stats for inquiring minds following a congratulatory tweet from his colleague, House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers:
HOH hears that little Alistair’s mom is Lindsay, one of Boehner’s two daughters who married in 2013.
A spokeswoman in the speaker’s office confirmed that Boehner is “thrilled.”
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