Gillibrand ‘Tired: Families’ tweet sparks pro-family firestorm

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand prompted an online pile-on after she sent a tweet that could be interpreted as being anti-family.

“Tired: Families,” Gillibrand’s tweet said. “Wired: Affordable child care and universal paid leave.”

The tweet was an apparent play on the out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new “tired/wired” tweet meme format. But instead of Gillibrand, a mother of two, saying that families are tired in a figurative sense, she used the literal meaning to make the argument: Affordable child care and universal paid leave are needed because families are tired.

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