WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Fox News’ Tucker Carlson criticized US Senator Tammy Duckworth for her proposition to have a “national dialogue” about Washington monuments’ removal.
- Carlson called Duckworth a “silly and unimpressive person” and even questioned the Democratic senator’s patriotism.
- Duckworth, a combat veteran who lost both legs while serving the country, hit back at Carlson by tweeting: “want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?”
Democrat Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois hit back at Fox News host Tucker Carlson after he bombarded her with criticisms over her support for a “national dialogue” on removing memorials to George Washington.
Carlson said: “You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once 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.”
Duckworth is a combat veteran who lost her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Black Hawk that she was co-piloting in 2004 during the Iraq War.
Carlson added, “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. But in the face of all of this, the conclusion can’t be avoided. These people actually hate America. There’s no longer a question about that.”
Duckworth, a Purple Heart awardee who retired from the Illinois Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel, replied to Carlson on Twitter.
“Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?” she tweeted.
The nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality are not just on the streets but everywhere, leaving in its wake, toppled down statues of leaders of the Confederate, those with links to slavery in the US, and voyager Christopher Columbus.
Social and mainstream media are buzzing with it as various personalities have expressed their opinions and stand on it.
Duckworth, in a previous statement, said that she supports the renaming of military bases named after Confederate leaders.
In a CNN interview, the senator also said that the Independence Day speech of President Trump showed that his “priorities are all wrong” and accused him of allotting “more time worried about honoring dead Confederates” than talking about the Americans losing their lives to the coronavirus pandemic.
Duckworth is on the shortlist of the potential running mate of presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden for the November elections.
Source: The Hill