Only women showed up to work after snowstorm, Senator says
Senator Lisa Murkowski looked around the Senate floor and noticed something was a little… off.
“Something is genuinely different,” she told the few assembled lawmakers during Tuesday’s short morning session.
Back at work after last weekend’s snowstorm shuttered the federal government, the Republican senator from Alaska noted that she shared something in common with every single person in the room.
No, Republicans and Democrats didn’t magically come together during the weather break and agree on something. Every single person in the room was a woman.
Every. Single. One.
“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,” she told the floor.
Perhaps living up to the unofficial motto for the U.S. Postal Service, Murkowski praised her female colleagues for braving the conditions and showing up to work.
What’s that saying about if you want a job done properly?
By Emily Smith