Duckworth and Carlson Feud Over Patriotism

Headline Roundup July 10th, 2020

Fox News Host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson came under fire this week for allegedly questioning the patriotism of Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Duckworth, a U.S. army veteran who lost both legs while co-piloting a helicopter in Iraq, responded to Carlson's criticism with quips including "walk a day in my legs" and "these titanium legs don't buckle." Duckworth, also a woman of color, is reportedly in the conversation to be Joe Biden's running mate.

Right-rated outlets have largely backed off supporting Carlson due to his 'critiques' being perceived as 'nativist attacks.' It should be noted that a pair of Duckworth's ancestors did fight for the colonies in the American Revolution. Left-rated outlets have attacked Carlson for promoting the idea that anyone affiliated with the Democratic Party is not a patriot.

Duckworth and Carlson Feud Over Patriotism

From the Left
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OPINION

A little over 240 years ago, two of my ancestors put on the uniform of George Washington’s Continental Army and marched into battle, willing to die if it meant bringing their fledgling nation inches closer to independence. Centuries later, in 1992, I followed in their footsteps and joined the Army.

Even knowing how my tour in Iraq would turn out, even knowing that I’d lose both my legs in a battlefield just north of Baghdad in late 2004, I would do it all over again. Because if there’s anything that...

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From the Center
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Freshman GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) took aim at Sen. Tammy Duckworth Wednesday, questioning the Illinois Democrat’s patriotism after she suggested that there should be a "national dialogue" about whether to remove statues and monuments of the founding fathers.

Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, was discussing voter outreach to veterans during a Trump campaign “MAGA meetup” event on Thursday when he took a swing at Duckworth, a combat veteran who lost both her legs serving in Iraq, accusing her of supporting the “destruction of America,” The Washington Post first reported....

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From the Right
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That’s Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, firing back in a tweet at Fox News host Tucker Carlson, after he slammed her as a “deeply silly and unimpressive person” on his show Monday.

Carlson also counted Duckworth, who lost her legs while flying a U.S. Army helicopter in Iraq in 2004, among those who “actually hate America” because she supports a “national dialogue” about whether monuments should be removed and military bases renamed as the country re-examines its history.

“You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because...

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