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Sen. Duckworth Rips Trump: I Swore An Oath To The Constitution, Not To ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’

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Sen. Duckworth Rips Trump: I Swore An Oath To The Constitution, Not To ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’




Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War hero who lost both of her legs when her helicopter was shot down over Iraq in 2004, fired back at President Trump after he called Democrats “treasonous” and “un-American” for not applauding when he listed his achievements to Congress during his State of the Union address last Tuesday.

“Can we call that treason? Why not?” Trump said during a speech about the GOP tax plan in Ohio. “They certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

Trump said Democrats “would rather see Trump do badly than our country do well,” calling their behavior “very selfish.”



“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,” Duckworth tweeted on Monday, referring to Trump’s multiple deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War, one of which was for heel spurs.

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




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