War veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth slams Trump after he calls her ‘treasonous’ and ‘unAmerican’ (Details)

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On Monday, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) gave Trump an earful after he called Democrats “unAmerican” or “treasonous” for not standing or applauding during his State of the Union speech.

Trump stated, “You’re up there and you have half the room going totally crazy wild. They loved everything, they want to do something great for our country. And you have the other side, even on positive news, really positive news like that, they were like death. And un-American, un-American.”



He continued, “Somebody said treasonous. I mean, yeah, I guess why not. Can we call that treason? Why not. They certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

Duckworth responded, “We don’t live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an oath—in the military and in the Senate—to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap.”

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She also shared a quote by President Theodore Roosevelt that says blocking criticism of the president “is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”





Duckworth is a war veteran who has lost both her legs after her helicopter was shot down while she was in Iraq in 2004.

She has called out Trump before for his multiple draft deferments during the Vietnam War and has used the term “Cadet Bone Spurs” to do so.

Last month, she used the term to describe him when he blamed Democrats for the government shut down.

 

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