Seattle’s KOMO News reports:
The Tumwater UPS says they received 667 packages of playing cards Tuesday addressed to state Senator Maureen Walsh (R-Walla Walla), who came under fire when she opposed a bill mandating uninterrupted lunch breaks and rest periods for hospital nurses.
Walsh said last week, “I would submit to you those nurses probably do get breaks. They probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” The playing cards arrived after an apparent open letter to Walsh circulated on social media. The letter included a photo of Walsh with her mailing address saying “send me a deck of cards!”
Walsh claims her remarks were “taken out of context by Democrats” but she has agreed to shadow a local nurse during her shift.
Along with 1000s of emails/phone calls, Washington State Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, who said nurses “probably play cards” much of the day has received 100s of decks of playing cards. #waleg pic.twitter.com/wpHG3fbUUH
— Drew Mikkelsen (@drewmikkelsenk5) April 23, 2019
— Kristen Jones Williams (@kjonesna) April 20, 2019
Nurses at the nurses station when Senator Maureen Walsh shows up pic.twitter.com/M8dJsc31Xg
— Michaela 🦄🍕 (@vacuumbiscuits) April 19, 2019