WATCH: Carlson Says Injured War Veteran Tammy Duckworth “Hates America”
In the next month or so, Joe Biden will be selecting his running mate for the 2020 election. The former Vice President has committed to selecting a woman of color. Among Biden’s finalists is Illinois senator Tammy Duckworth. The Democratic lawmaker received a Purple Heart after losing both her legs in the Iraq War.
With the COVID-19 pandemic getting worse and dwindling poll numbers, some Republican media members are desperate to change the narrative for Donald Trump. This certainly includes Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. During a segment on his show last night, Carlson claimed that the decorated veteran Duckworth, hates America.
The Fox host began, “You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she served in the military. Most people just ignore her. But when Duckworth does speak in public, you’re reminded what a deeply silly and unimpressive person she is.”
Tucker Carlson: Applied to the CIA and was rejected.
Tammy Duckworth: Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, helicopter pilot in Iraq, Purple Heart recipient https://t.co/LDIckcAL46
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) July 7, 2020
Carlson continued by talking about Democrats in general. “What’s long been out of bounds is to question a person’s patriotism. It’s a very strong charge, and we try not ever to make it. But in the face of all this, the conclusion can’t be avoided: these people actually hate America…Can you really lead a country that you hate?”
It did not take long for the senator to reply to the TV show host’s comments. Duckworth tweeted last night, “Does Tucker Carlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?”
Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) July 7, 2020