House Speaker Scott Bedke conceded, “We’re not good at baby showers,” but still took time to congratulate an expectant mom in the House, Rep. Holli Woodings, D-Boise.
Bedke took a break during Tuesday’s floor session to put the House at ease and join a page in presenting a pot of live flowers to Woodings, a freshman lawmaker.
“Thank you so much,” Woodings said. “It’s been very interesting being a pregnant legislator. I’m really going to appreciate your support next year when we have an infant about the House!”
Replied Bedke, R-Oakley, “I think I speak for everyone in saying you certainly brighten our days.”
Wooding and her husband, Ryan, have a daughter, Mary, aged 2 1/2. Their second child is due in August.