Republicans may have gone too far this time, and the amount of disrespect they just showed Tammy Duckworth is beyond repulsive.
For those of you who may not know who Tammy Duckworth is, let me fill you in:
- She’s currently a Democratic Representative in the U.S. House from Illinois
- She’s currently running for U.S. Senate against vulnerable incumbent Mark Kirk (R)
- She’s a progressive hero to the left, fighting for the issues that Americans need and support
But here’s another fact about the Congresswoman: she’s a veteran of the Iraq War. Not only is she a proud veteran, she is a recipient of the Purple Heart for her service. She is a double amputee. Congresswoman Duckworth lost both her legs when her black hawk helicopter was shot down by a rocket propelled grenade.
And what did Republicans just do? They attacked her. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, an arm of the RNC that helps get Republicans elected to the Senate, accused her of not “standing up” to support veterans. It doesn’t take a genius to see how offensive, slimy and downright shameful such a statement is. In fact, Republicans realized just how terrible this was, and they quickly deleted it. But thanks to a little thing called ‘a screen-shot,’ their shame can be spread far and wide.
Here’s the tweet, courtesy of Elise Foley:
That NRSC tweet is no more but here ya go I took a screenshot pic.twitter.com/PvHmSpgfbo
— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) March 8, 2016
The Republican Party, the party of “support the troops,” shows yet again how much they a) hate the actual troops, and b) only use them for political bargaining. Duckworth’s campaign responded sharply to the tweet, saying it was “tasteless and dishonest,” and slammed the Kirk campaign:
Tasteless and dishonest, just like everything else to do with Mark Kirk’s flailing campaign. Tammy has made fighting for Veterans her life’s work, and will continue to do so in the Senate.
A tasteless and dishonest tweet from a tasteless and dishonest party.
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