U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth favors removing statues and other monuments to slave owners and Confederate soldiers.
The Illinois Democrat has been vocal in her belief. She has drawn a sharp rebuke from Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, who said this, according to Yahoo.com:
“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,” Carlson said, adding, “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.”
Well, consider this, too. Duckworth flew helicopter for the U.S. Army and in 2004 her chopper was hit by an Iraqi rocket-propelled grenade. She lost both of her legs.
Is that the kind of sacrifice one makes if they “hate America”?
I don’t think so.
Sen. Duckworth is an American patriot who bled for her country. Tucker Carlson, I should point out, did not serve in the military.