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Tammy Duckworth Claps Back At Conservative Blog That Quipped 'She Doesn't Have A Leg To Stand On'

Tammy Duckworth Claps Back At Conservative Blog That Quipped 'She Doesn't Have A Leg To Stand On'
Updated 2 months ago

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is a former congresswoman and a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel. In 2004 she lost both legs while serving in Iraq when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the helicopter she was flying. Duckworth continued to serve after her injury and retired from the Army in 2014.

The conservative commentary site RedState got a little too pithy for Duckworth's taste recently. On Tuesday they were discussing the case of Miguel Perez, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, who never gained U.S. citizenship but is a legal permanent resident and now faces deportation. Senator Duckworth is in support of Perez staying in the United States but the folks over at RedState feel quite differently.

Duckworth is quoted as saying:

I was alarmed to learn this morning that Mr. Perez Montes’ removal from the United States is imminent and may be carried out today at O’Hare International Airport, As ICE continues to hastily and aggressively pursue the deportation of this Veteran who served our nation in uniform, I am urgently appealing to you to stay his deportation and personally review his case. Beyond the injustice ICE has laid on Mr. Perez Montes in his deportation, I would find it shocking to learn that he will potentially be leaving with nothing but the clothes on his back. This is a deplorable way to treat a Veteran who risked his life in combat for our nation.

And when RedState responded, they said:

Unfortunately, Duckworth really doesn’t have a leg to stand on in making this argument.

The Senator couldn't resist a little clapback of her own. The following day she tweeted:

And people couldn't get enough:

Others were disgusted by RedState:

But mostly, people offered words of support for the Senator:

Duckworth 2020?

H/T: Twitter