The senator is among a handful of speculative candidates to become Joe Biden’s running mate
by Shawn Langlois
‘Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America.’
That’s Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, firing back in a tweet at Fox News host Tucker Carlson, after he slammed her as a “deeply silly and unimpressive person” on his show Monday.
Carlson also counted Duckworth, who lost her legs while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2004, among those who “actually hate America” because she supports a “national dialogue” about whether monuments should be removed and military bases renamed as the country re-examines its history.
“You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military. Most people just ignore her,” he said. “It’s long been considered out of bounds to question a person’s patriotism. It’s a very strong charge, and we try not ever to make it.”