Tammy Duckworth — former United States Army officer and the first female disabled combat veteran to win a seat in the U.S. Senate as well as the first Asian American woman to be elected to Congress from her home state of Illinois — made a very, very happy announcement via Twitter Tuesday evening.
Wanted to share some exciting personal news… pic.twitter.com/ZZyu9pG2nq
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) January 23, 2018
She’s pregnant with her second child.
And with that, the vet — who was awarded the Purple Heart after a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in Iraq in 2004 — will be the first serving U.S. Senator to give birth while in office.
“I’ve had multiple IVF cycles and a miscarriage trying to conceive again, so we’re very grateful,” she told the Chicago Sun Times.