In December, we reported that 75% of the nearly 2,000 nurses surveyed by Nursing Standard said they rarely had time to take a break. A Senator from Washington must not have seen that report because she decided to chime in on nursing and ended up going viral for all of the wrong reasons.

The Washington State Senate was discussing a bill that would provide nurses with uninterrupted breaks for meals and rest. When Senator Maureen Walsh piped up with a truly ignorant statement. She said, “I would submit to you those nurses probably do get breaks. They probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.”

Some hilarious memes were born from that comment and several people from our area weighed in on Facebook. Read their comments below:

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