Republicans Attack Democratic Disabled Vet Running for Senate in Mind-Numbingly Offensive Tweet

 

 

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Senate Republicans Grossly Mock Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth

With respect, forget, for a moment if you will, that it’s International Women’s Day.

Forget, if you will for a moment that Republicans falsely claim to be the party that respects and cares for our veterans. Forget, if you will for a moment that the GOP presidential candidates in the 2016 election season have taken this nation down the sewer.

But don’t forget that U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Don’t forget that she served as an Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Don’t forget that she was the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

And do not, ever, forget that she is an Iraq war veteran who lost both her legs as a combat helicopter pilot, then served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.

Now.

How in the world would anyone, ever, think this is OK?

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That’s a tweet posted by the Republican party – specifically the NRSC, National Republican Senatorial Committee, whose job is to get Republicans elected to the U.S. Senate.

Yes, the Republicans just mocked a disabled veteran, and said she isn’t “standing up for our veterans.”

Seriously.

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is running for the Senate, and the GOP clearly isn’t happy about it.

The tweet was deleted, according to the many, many people on Twitter right now furious about it, around 10 minutes after it was posted.

No apology. No embarrassment. No show of remorse.

Just one more example of what the Republican Party has become.

 

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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