A day after it was reported that Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) would be allowed to bring her newborn daughter Maile Pearl Bowlsbey onto the Senate floor if necessary, a conservative pundit for Turning Point USA lamented the impact that baby could have on future legislation that might affect children and mothers.
After there were complaints about how having a nursing newborn among the mostly male Senate might affect the political body’s “decorum,” Richard Armande Mills took to Twitter to express misgivings.
“I agree with their statements on “decorum.” Not because I have a problem with babies at the workplace, but because I have issues with Duckworth potentially being able to weaponize that baby to affect legislative decision making. And I could see her doing that,” Mills tweeted.
The conservative who previously expressed concerns about “unborn children,” was promptly spanked harshly on social media for comparing a newborn to a “weapon” used to promote social services that primarily help the poor.
You can see his tweet and the brutal responses below:
I agree with their statements on “decorum.” Not because I have a problem with babies at the workplace, but because I have issues with Duckworth potentially being able to weaponize that baby to affect legislative decision making. And I could see her doing that. https://t.co/kmc4D2dKrz
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) April 19, 2018
Anti-choice forces already weaponize “babies” when they force women to have them.
— Lee Martindale (@Lee_HarpHaven) April 19, 2018
Well shit. That’s just the dumbest Goddamn thing I’ve heard in a while.
— soonergrunt 🇺🇸 (@soonergrunt) April 19, 2018
What? No one told me I could WEAPONIZE MY BABY!!!! I would have gotten in on that way earlier. She’s almost 9…can I still weaponize her or is it strictly off limits past toddlerhood?
— Margieville (@Margieville) April 19, 2018
Not sure how to weaponize a baby, but a bet she could lob some diaper grenades across the aisle.
— Fribster (@fribster) April 19, 2018
To weaponize a baby really means to have on the Senate floor a living, breathing reminder of the existence of a group of people who are helpless through no fault of their own & challenge Senators to acknowledge their words/actions/laws have actual consequences for actual humans.
— Goldie Pops (@busybrains) April 19, 2018
Watch out, Tammy Duckworth’s gonna “weaponize” her baby! pic.twitter.com/7H5CPaTbJF
— Robert Hamer (@robsolonhamer) April 19, 2018
Damn, i wish I had consulted him on effective strategies to “weaponize” a baby so I could’ve done that with mine.
— Asha Dahya (@Ashadahya) April 19, 2018
Anyone know a good store to shop at to weaponize my baby? Babies R Us just went bankrupt. https://t.co/5wnMpT1kjR
— Aaron Starmer (@AaronStarmer) April 19, 2018
“Weaponize that baby” is obviously the immortal phrase here, but it’s funny that conservatives can’t imagine that a man would also benefit from this new rule. https://t.co/LvlOH5FpEV
— John Lingan (@johnlingan) April 19, 2018
Babies can only be weaponized if you stuff them in a T-shirt cannon.
— paulhodges (@bownhead) April 19, 2018
Oh so that’s why conservatives are pro-birth, babies are weapons! Got it. pic.twitter.com/nZ51z8UV8H
— Justin Credible (@justinlife) April 19, 2018
On the other hand, Joe Walsh was free to bring his unpaid child support onto the house floor at any time.
— Jim Shilander (@jimmyshi03) April 19, 2018
Yeah, I can see a version of this happening on the senate floor. pic.twitter.com/KZAuPhEAQu
— Kaluš (@fitserbmomma) April 19, 2018
Guns don’t kill people, babies kill people?
— John 11/6/2018 (@JohnDellaporta) April 19, 2018
Aaaaaaah I’m scared of a fuckin baby
— Genuis of Love (@YOUWONTBELAFFIN) April 19, 2018
So what you're saying is you want to ban assault babies
— Robert Wilbur (@Kannyn42) April 19, 2018
— Drunk Federal Employee (@DrunkFed) April 19, 2018