Speaker John A. Boehner is famous for being a softie when it comes to "the children," so we can't imagine what kind of tears of joy he shed at the birth of his first grandchild, whose arrival was announced to the world on Thursday afternoon via Twitter:
It’s a boy! Very excited to announce the birth of my first grandchild, Alistair Lane. Both baby & mother are doing well.— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) August 13, 2015
No photos yet, but the Ohio Republican offered a few vital stats for inquiring minds following a congratulatory tweet from his colleague, House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers:
Thank you, @cathymcmorris. He was born at 8lb, 3oz and is 20 inches long. https://t.co/aO1KwlUMul — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) August 13, 2015
HOH hears that little Alistair's mom is Lindsay, one of Boehner's two daughters who married in 2013.
A spokeswoman in the speaker's office confirmed that Boehner is "thrilled."
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