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Senator Who Lost Her Legs in Iraq Perfectly Shames Tucker Carlson After He Suggests She 'Hates America'

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In 2004, then-Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Duckworth was piloting a Black Hawk helicopter over Iraq when insurgents targeted her aircraft, shooting it down, resulting in the loss of both of her legs.

Twelve years later—in 2016—Duckworth would be elected to represent the state of Illinois as a Democrat in the Senate.

Duckworth faced criticism last week after an interview with CNN's Dana Bash in which Duckworth said there should be a "national dialogue" about the glorification of founding fathers like George Washington who owned slaves.

Duckworth simply said that the existence of statues of these men should be publicly discussed at a national level, but many conservatives—like far-Right Fox News host Tucker Carlson—saw those words as reason enough to criticize her.

After claiming that "You're not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military," Carlson went on a diatribe against her that many thought hit below the belt.

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Carlson said:

"Most people just ignore her. But when Duckworth does speak in public, you're reminded what a deeply silly and unimpressive person she is...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 didn't care for Carlson's claims that she hates the United States, and it wasn't long before she clapped back on Twitter.

Duckworth challenged Carlson to walk a mile in her prosthetic legs, which she uses intermittently with a wheelchair, before he questioned her patriotism.

People sided with Duckworth's courage over Carlson's cruelty.




Twitter users immediately began roasting Tucker Carlson.





Duckworth is currently a serious contender for Democratic nominee Joe Biden's vice presidential pick. Carlson—who called her "deeply unimpressive"—gets 40 percent of his ad revenue from the MyPillow company.