While some members pointed to current lineages, others addressed the future generations that will inevitably follow.
"Politicians worry about the next election. Statesmen worry about the next generation. Today calls upon us to be statesmen," said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La.
Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., went for a hat trick of kids, grandkids and the future: "I came to Congress to serve the great people of Sacramento and to build a better future for our children and grandchildren, including my grandkids."
But Democrats weren't just concerned about their own kids and grandkids, etc. They were even worried about their Republican colleagues' kids and grandkids, etc.
During a Wednesday morning appearance on CNN, Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin was asked for her reaction to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defending the president.
"I thought about his grandkids one day watching that video. And I don't think that history is going to reflect well on people who put defending someone in their party ahead of what they know the Founding Fathers said very explicitly they were worried about, which is foreign influence in our political process," Slotkin said.
(Graham MacGillivray contributed to this report.)
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