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Tucker Carlson Calls Decorated War Veteran Tammy Duckworth a “Coward”

Donald Trump is falling in the polls. Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson is swinging wildly at any target he can find in an effort to distract from that issue. This weeks target is Tammy Duckworth, a decorated war veteran and a contender for Joe Biden’s VP seat.

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On Monday night, Carlson claimed that the Illinois senator “hates America.” Duckworth responded with a tweet referencing the two legs she lost during the Iraq war. Carlson was at it again on Tuesday night, but in a more incendiary manner. The Fox News host referred to the veteran as “a coward.”

In a common tactic for Conservative media figures, the Fox News host challenged Duckworth to a debate. Since there is no rational reason for a politician to debate a media figure, the senator declined.

The Fox host began his Duckworth segment by saying that the senator was a “moron.” He then reacted to Duckworth’s rejection of his debate offer by remarking:

“Her flak informed us that before even considering our request, we must first issue a public apology for criticizing Tammy Duckworth. In other words, I will not debate you until first you admit you are completely wrong. Keep in mind, Tammy Duckworth is not a child, at least not technically, she is a sitting United States senator often described as a hero. Yet Duckworth is too afraid to defend her own statements on a cable TV show. What a coward.”

Watch a clip of the host’s comments below courtesy of Fox News:



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