Tucker Carlson Triggers A Reaction Out Of Sen. Duckworth Over Her Stance On Forefathers’ Statues

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Democrat Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL) spoke with host Dana Bash on Sunday during CNN’s “State of the Union”, saying she is open to listening to arguments for removing statues of founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson questioned Duckworth’s patriotism on Monday, addressing her comments from the CNN interview.

When asked by host Dana Bash, “Should statues, for example, of George Washington come down?”

Senator Duckworth replied, “Well, let me just say we should start off by having a national dialogue on it at some point. … I think we should listen to everybody. I think we should listen to the argument there, but remember that the president at Mount Rushmore was standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans who had actually been given that land during a treaty.”

Tucker Carlson responded on his show Monday evening, saying, “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.”

He continued: “A national dialogue. Please. They’re not looking for any kid of colloquy. What they want is a soliloquy. We speak, you shut up and listen.” Continued Below

“So what to make of all of this? Well it’s long been considered out of bounds to question a person’s patriotism,” Carlson said. “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.”

“And yet paradoxically, at the same time, they desperately want to control America more than anything,” he added. “And that leads to the most basic of all questions: Can you really lead a country that you hate? Ask yourself: what kind of parent would you be if you hated your children?”

Duckworth, who is on a shortlist to be vetted for Joe Biden’s running mate, responded on Twitter Monday to Carlson’s remarks, asking, “Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?” Video Below

Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in the Iraq War, is a junior senator from Illinois, CBS News reported.

It is worth noting, in 2015, Sen. Duckworth tweeted:

Tucker Carlson’s remarks:


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Tucker Carlson’s full context:

We leave you with a few highly engaged responses to Senator Duckworth:

This comment is in response to Senator Duckworth after she told Dana Bash: “[President Trump] should be talking about what we’re going to do to overcome this pandemic. What are we going to do to push Russia back? And instead, he had no time for that. He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.”

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