On the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, American politicians took to Twitter to wish their moms a good day, advocate for policy, and reference the #BringBackOurGirls. Here's a breakdown of how members of Congress were tweeting.
The region-specific Mother's Day tweets:
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms across the Third District!— Niki Tsongas (@nikiinthehouse) May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day to all special moms in MO-4! You inspire, guide, encourage, heal hurts, love, make a difference. Thank you!— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) May 11, 2014
The political Mother's Day tweets:
Happy Mother's Day to my wife, Emily, and two of our daughters. Congress should ensure #equalpay for all hardworking moms.— James E. Clyburn (@Clyburn) May 11, 2014
Pray on this Mothers Day to #BringBackOurGirls— Donna Christensen (@DelegateDonna) May 11, 2014
As we enjoy Mother’s Day, let our thoughts and prayers also be with the kidnapped Nigerian girls, their families, and their mothers.— Nita Lowey (@NitaLowey) May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day (100th anniversary) to my Mom and all mothers, wherever they may be. #BringBackOurGirls— Bruce Braley (@BruceBraley) May 11, 2014
House Committee Mother's Day tweet:
Happy Mother's Day to all women who - regardless of biology - love, nurture, raise and empower children to achieve their dreams.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 11, 2014
The quite-possibly-not-about-Mother's-Day Mother's Day tweet:
Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.— John Shimkus (@RepShimkus) May 11, 2014
The particularly adorable and/or bilingual:
Happy Mother's Day. Remembering my Mom on this special Day---Recordando a mi Mama en este dia special. Feliz Dia. pic.twitter.com/REwFn2Bu3T— Jose E. Serrano (@RepJoseSerrano) May 11, 2014
Wishing mothers across the 5th District a Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks to my mom, grandmother, & wife for all they do! pic.twitter.com/DCsMfwIcIG— Rep. Robert Hurt (@RepRobertHurt) May 11, 2014
To all our moms, you are #1! Happy Mother's Day! pic.twitter.com/MUM8A4zLO6— Scott DesJarlais (@DesJarlaisTN04) May 11, 2014
The coup de grace might be Speaker of the House John Boehner's video tribute to his mother, who birthed 12 Boehner children:
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