Tammy Duckworth Wants to Know WTF Are We Supposed to Do With Our Kids During COVID?

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth could also be on Biden’s VP shortlist. But on the subject of childcare through the pandemic, she’s simply as confused as the remainder of us. 

“So my choice is five hours of homeschooling every day for my daughter and failing her, because I’m not a trained educator, or sending her to a school where she could very likely get this virus or bring it home and get her 2-year-old sister sick or my 79-year-old mom, who lives with us,” Duckworth tells Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson on the newest episode of The New Abnormal.

“That’s the problem: impossible choices.”

Duckworth additionally opens up about simply how hostile the Senate was to working mothers till a sizzling second in the past. One notably ridiculous query stands out. “They want to know if you’re gonna breastfeed on the floor. [And I said,] ‘I’m not exactly planning on whipping one out in front of them. But if the baby is hungry, I’ll feed her.’” 

Then! Princeton’s Sam Wang talks about how nationwide polling works, what it means for Biden, and the out-of-the-way campaigns that might make an enormous distinction for many years to return. Oh, and the elephant within the room: the United States Postal Service.

“My biggest concern this year is the post office,” he says.

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Plus, a Trump ambassador goes to a Nazi cemetery—and will get all wistful. A Republican candidate swears “celebrities and Democrats catch COVID and magically heal.” The Stephen Hawking of the U.S. House of Representatives shows his genius—at infecting everybody round him. 

And lastly, Rick asks the large questions: Who’s extra widespread, Zombie Bin Laden or Ron DeSantis? Was Tulsa Trump’s Jonestown? And does Chuck Schumer understand that “he’s got Mitch McConnell’s balls in a bag for once?”

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