Senator Tammy Duckworth said that the criticism that she received from Fox’s Tucker Carlson was simply due to the fact she is Asian-American.
Duckworth appeared on CNN’s Newsroom on Tuesday, with Brianna Keilar, and discussed the recent criticism of her by conservative pundit, Tucker Carlson. Keilar directed Duckworth to Carlson’s takedown of her, which including calling the Senator from Illinois a “moron” and a “coward,” for arguing that there is “a national discussion” to be had on removing certain memorials.
Carlson also inferred that Duckworth hated America, a fair enough criticism given her willingness to engage with the far-left mob to take down memorials of patriots from across the country. This is something a veteran should not consider, but Duckworth, who served in Iraq, is seemingly up for it.
“When you love the Constitution, and you love this country as much as I do, so much so that you’re willing to lay down your life to protect and defend her, then you must agree to defend the rights of the likes of Tucker Carlson to lie about you,” Duckworth argued, launching into a tirade against Carlson:
Of course, I don’t want statues of George Washington torn down any more than I would want the Purple Heart that he founded ripped from my chest, but I will defend the right for Tucker Carlson to be the obnoxious person that he is and to lie about me because that’s what our country is all about. And if you truly love America and you truly love the Constitution, then you have to stand up for people’s right to express their opinions, even loathsome ones that are lies that you don’t agree with. I’m to this day I’m willing if they want to call me back up and put the uniform on, and I’ll go back to combat to defend his right to be odious.
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Keilar asked Duckworth whether she thought she was singled out because she is a potential candidate for Vice President. Duckworth argued it was a lot more simple than that.
“I think he singled me out because I’m Asian-American and I look different. Asian-Americans have always been the other in our society,” she said.
“He doesn’t want America to be as diverse as it should be. In fact, he used I think ten words of the white supremacy statement on that,” she continued. “So this is what they do, they go after your strength. But they also single others —folks to try to make them others. My family has fought and defended this nation over 200 years. I am, to this day, willing to defend his right to have his opinions.”
What a load of nonsense! Duckworth is clearly playing the race card here, to deflect from what is sensible criticism levelled against her by a conservative pundit. Only someone who hates this country would even consider taking down statues and memorials to those that founded it or were heroes of the Republic.
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She needs removed from office.
I don't care what nationality, and honestly never knew till now, she stinks has a politician and tucker is dead on in his analysis.
I hope you're right. There are sexual harassment charges supposedly now against both Tucker and Hannity. When all else fails, the left can turn to the bimbo eruption.
She's simply a MORON !!
No she is a liar and instead of receiving a purple heart, she should have been court martialed. At no time has congress voted to allow women in a combat unit as is required, and in fact unless they do it is strictly against the law and banned. yet she intentionally placed herself where a rocket could hit her copter. If I was her superior I would have had her brought up on charges of violations of the UCMJ and she would be home dealing with her babies and a Bad Conduct Discharge instead of being in Congress.
Supposedly, she wasn't that good while serving in the military. The total opposite of Allen West . . . !
Tucker Carlon attacked her because she is a liberal with no sense at all. Her race has nothing to do with it. Has he ever attacked Clarence Thomas . . . !
Using race and gender "cards" only prove that the user of them has NO intelligent response to an "opponent's" points of view or accusations. So simple to see this...
She is disgusting. Today everybody on the radical left is trying so hard to be a victim of racism. everything is about RACE. what the hell has gotten into people? Oh that's right silly me. It's their mutual hatred for all things Trump.
When your argument is empty rhetoric one has to resort to lies to inflame the ignorant.