President Donald Trump and Republicans are trying to blame Senate Democrats for the government shutting down late Saturday night.
They’re painting a picture for the American public that Democrats are putting “unlawful immigrants” ahead of national priorities like the military and other critical funding projects.
Senator Tammy Duckworth, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, who piloted helicopters in the Iraq War, and who lost both her legs in combat, wasn’t about to take criticism from Trump on the military. Here’s what she posted on Twitter, as well as repeating on the Senate Floor.
“Does he even know that there are service members who are in harm’s way right now, watching him, looking for their commander in chief to show leadership, rather than [trying] to deflect blame? Or that his own Pentagon says that the short-term funding plans he seems intent on pushing is actually harmful to not just the military, but to our national security? … Sadly, this is something that the current occupant of the Oval Office does not seem to care to do — and I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger.”
“And I have a message for cadet bone spurs: If you cared about our military, you’d stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops, and millions of innocent civilians, in danger,” she said.
Tammy Duckworth: "I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger." pic.twitter.com/wht3NnRme9
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 21, 2018