Duckworth later retired from the Illinois Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel and went on to serve as assistant secretary to the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Obama administration.
When she was elected to the US Senate in 2016, she became the first woman with a double amputee to serve in the chamber and was the first senator to give birth while in office.
“You are not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she ever served in the military,” Carlson said, acknowledging that he was aware of his service.
Carlson later attacked Duckworth as a “deeply dumb person” and “unimpressive” for comments he made on CNN in which he suggested having a “national dialogue” about the possible removal of monuments to founding fathers, such as George Washington, who owned slaves. .
“It was long considered out of bounds to question a person’s patriotism,” Carlson said, after playing the clip of Duckworth’s appearance on CNN over the weekend. “It is a very heavy burden and we try not to.”
“But given all this, the conclusion cannot be avoided: These people really hate the United States,” added Carlson. “There is no longer a question about it.”