There is no doubt that Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s (R-Fla.) declaration has altered her life and will influence her political future.
She will shortly become a mother in addition to her legislative duties. Luna disclosed to Time magazine that she will give birth to her first child, a male, sometime in August.
Luna stated to the publication, “We are very excited to welcome our son later this summer.” “Children are a blessing, and we could not have asked for a greater gift.”
Eric Cortellessa, a correspondent for Time, remarked that Luna’s pregnancy is remarkable.
He noted on Twitter in a post with a link to the report that “this would make her only the 12th member of Congress out of more than 12,500 since Congress convened to ever give birth while in office.”
Scoop: @realannapaulina is pregnant with her first child, expecting at the end of the summer. This would make make her only the 12th member of Congress out of more than 12,500 since Congress convened to ever give birth while in office. https://t.co/LkPC4l2ks9
— Eric Cortellessa (@EricCortellessa) May 8, 2023
According to the legend, Luna and Andy Gamberzky met while serving in the Air Force. In 2021, in response to Gambersky’s return from Afghanistan, where he had been injured by insurgents, Luna published a book on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on military personnel, per Time.
During a March hearing, Luna cried while displaying photographs of infants who were aborted at full term. The Daily Caller reported that 115 aborted children’s remains were discovered at the home of an anti-abortion activist. To date, there have been no hearings or investigations regarding this tragic revelation.
During the hearing, Luna stated, “one of the most egregious crimes occurred in DC with absolutely no hearing and no oversight.”
Time Magazine continued:
Roughly 28 percent of the 118th Congress is female, according to the Pew Research Center, the highest proportion in American history. There are also more millennial and Gen Z lawmakers roaming the House of Representatives than ever before, driving its median age down slightly from 59 in the last Congress to 58. The Senate, on the other hand, remains older, with a median age of 65.
Yet a younger Congress with more women could mean that pregnant legislators casting votes may become less of an anomaly over time. In fact, a quarter of congressional pregnancies, including Luna’s, have happened over the last five years. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat who lost both legs serving in Iraq, had a child in 2018, making her the first U.S. senator to ever give birth while in office. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican and the House Conference Chair, birthed her first child in 2021.
Luna, a freshman congressman of 34 years old, is among the youngest and most diverse members of Congress. Before being elected to office last year, she was the director of Hispanic outreach for the conservative advocacy organization Turning Point USA. Time reports that Luna’s triumph made her the first Mexican-American woman to represent Florida in the United States Congress.
On Capitol Hill, Luna has cultivated a strong online presence and is regarded as a competent lawmaker. During her first tenure, she was elected to the powerful House Oversight Committee and joined the extreme House Freedom Caucus. Because of her social media prowess, Luna has become a viral celebrity. In March of 2023, she was among the first Republicans in Congress to endorse former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign.
Luna is currently in South Korea as part of a House delegation that will depart on Tuesday. Before the traditional legislative summer recess begins in late July, she will spend three frenetic months in Washington.
According to Time, it is intriguing that the hiatus occurs on her due date.
“Over the summer, we’re actually in session a lot,” she told the magazine. She continues jokingly, “I’ll obviously be trying not to have a panic attack in August.”
Late in April, Luna called out a Democratic Rep.
“On committee today regarding Chinese money laundering operations in Mexico and the cartel’s involvement with the CCP, one of my colleges claimed we were waisting time and that China was not a “boogeyman.” She also implied drug use was just a “black and brown” issue. I corrected her.”
On committee today regarding Chinese money laundering operations in Mexico and the cartel’s involvement with the CCP, one of my colleges claimed we were waisting time and that China was not a “boogeyman.” She also implied drug use was just a “black and brown” issue. I corrected… pic.twitter.com/HrKKokIHsV
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) April 27, 2023
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