Tucker Carlson calls Sen. Tammy Duckworth a 'moron' and a 'coward'

On Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson continued his attack on Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth. On Monday, Carlson claimed that the veteran, and Purple Heart recipient, hates America because, in an interview with CNN over the weekend, Duckworth said we should listen to the argument of those calling for the removal of George Washington statues, which prompted a quick response from Duckworth on Twitter.

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TUCKER CARLSON: To morons like Tammy Duckworth, Washington is just some old white guy who needs to be erased. Let's tear down his statues, rename our capital city Sharpton or Mandela, and let the revolution continue.

KYLIE MAR: On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Carlson continued his attack on Democratic senator Tammy Duckworth.

On Monday, Carlson claimed that the retired army veteran hates America because she said we should listen to the argument of those calling for the removal of George Washington statues, which prompted a quick response from Duckworth on Twitter. On Tuesday night, Carlson doubled down on his claim.

TUCKER CARLSON: Only someone who hates the country would suggest ripping down monuments to its founder. Apparently, Tammy Duckworth saw what we said. She didn't disagree with it exactly. Instead, she questioned our right to criticize her at all, since she was once injured while serving in the Illinois Army National Guard.

KYLIE MAR: Duckworth lost both legs in Iraq in 2004 when the helicopter she was piloting was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. But because she declined to come on his show and requested an apology, Carlson took his attack on Duckworth even further.

TUCKER CARLSON: Keep in mind, Tammy Duckworth is not a child, at least not technically. She is a sitting United States senator, who is often described as a hero. Yet Duckworth is too afraid to defend her own statements on a cable TV show. What a coward.

KYLIE MAR: Carlson also singled out Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar, claiming she too hates the United States.

TUCKER CARLSON: If anyone should love America, it's Ilhan Omar. This country rescued her from a squalid Kenyan refugee camp and made her a national figure. Quite an ascent. But Ilhan Omar is not grateful. She hates us for it.

KYLIE MAR: Omar joined Duckworth as a target of Carson's attacks by suggesting earlier in the day that the country should stamp out inequality and oppression wherever it is found in our political and economic systems.

TUCKER CARLSON: When vandals like Tammy Duckworth and Ilhan Omar tell us that we're not allowed to question their patriotism even as they scream about how horrible America, is we have every right to laugh in their faces. And we should.

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