State senator receives about 1,700 decks of cards after saying nurses ‘play cards’ at work

Washington (CNN)About 1,700 decks of cards have been deliveredto the office of a Washington state senator who said nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day,” the senator said in a statement Wednesday. The letter reads, “I don’t know any nurses who play cards, Senator Walsh. I know nurses who care for babies who were born with their spines on the outside of their bodies and brains that won’t stop bleeding. I know nurses who hold infants that can’t stop crying because they were born addicted to heroin and methamphetamines.” The letter is signed, “One of the millions of people who love a nurse.” Walsh issued a lengthy statement on Monday apologizing and said, “I was tired, …