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Duckworth: Trump Has No 'Right to Question' Dems' Military Support

(CBS's "Face the Nation")

By    |   Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:40 PM

Doubling down on criticism of President Donald Trump as a "five-deferment draft dodger," Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., rebuked President Trump's partisan attacks on Democrats' supposed lack of interest in supporting the military vs. DACA and Dreamer protections if illegal immigrants.

"He was elected, rightfully, to be president of the United States, [but] I don't think that he has the right to question other people's support for our military, especially those of us who have served," Duckworth told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

Duckworth is a disabled Wounded Warrior, U.S. national guard veteran who is a double amputee, losing both of her legs in a helicopter attack in Iraq before becoming the first disabled woman in the Senate, the first senator of Thai descent, and potentially the first senator to give birth – now that she has announced her pregnancy at the age of 49.

"The whole being the first senator to give birth is ridiculous – it's 2018," Duckworth told CBS. "We need more female senators. . . . I have been a little overwhelmed by how landmark it is. It shouldn't be. It's the 21st century.

". . . The Senate is behind the times, so we're going to work on that."

But irregardless of that, Duckworth is most appalled by President Trump's unilateral criticism of Democrats, particularly because of her own personal sacrifices juxtaposed with President Trump's service avoidance, calling him "cadet bone spurs" and a "five-deferment draft dodger" on the Senate floor this month.

"Four [draft deferments] for school and one for medical reasons he can't even remember what foot the bone spur was in," Duckworth told CBS.

"I can still feel the hangnail in my right foot, and it's missing. And, you know, we have a guy that says he had a bone spur that kept him out of Vietnam and he doesn't remember where it was."

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Doubling down on criticism of President Donald Trump as a "five-deferment draft dodger," Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., rebuked President Trump's partisan attacks on Democrats' supposed lack of interest in supporting the military vs. DACA and Dreamer protections if illegal...
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