By Nwafor Sunday
A trending video has stormed the internet, showing the New Zealand speaker, Trevor Mallard feeding a baby during plenary session.
Report said that the baby belongs to another parliamentarian, Tamati Coffey, who just returned from paternity leave. This is the first time in history a speaker is doing such.
Watch video below:
A photo of the Speaker of New Zealand’s Parliament feeding a legislator’s baby while carrying out his duties has been shared all over the world. pic.twitter.com/G8MvuuAOkb
— SBS News (@SBSNews) August 22, 2019
— David Farrar (@dpfdpf) August 22, 2019
What a powerful and soulful picture!!!
A lawmaker @tamaticoffey in New Zealand brought his baby to the parliament after coming back from paternity leave. The House speaker @SpeakerTrevor babysat for him during a debate. pic.twitter.com/KaqMyIYhdv
— Rema Rajeshwari IPS (@rama_rajeswari) August 21, 2019
— BHRT (@MultimedijaBHRT) August 21, 2019
Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me. Congratulations @tamaticoffey and Tim on the newest member of your family. pic.twitter.com/47ViKHsKkA
— Trevor Mallard (@SpeakerTrevor) August 21, 2019