Sen. Tammy Duckworth pregnant, would be first sitting senator to give birth

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, seen in this file photo from July 2016, announced that she and her husband are expecting their second child this spring.

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, said she and her husband “are thrilled” to announce that she is pregnant with their second child, making her the first sitting senator to give birth.

In a statement to Fox News, the soon-to-be mother of two, whose baby girl is due this spring, thanked friends, family and hospital staff for helping in their “decades-long journey to complete” their family.

“Bryan and I are thrilled that our family is getting a little bit bigger, and Abigail is ecstatic to welcome her baby sister home this spring,” Duckworth said. “We are all so grateful for the love and support of our friends and family, and I want to thank the wonderful staff at both Northwestern Medicine and GW for everything they’ve done to help us in our decades-long journey to complete our family.”

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