Double Amputee War Vet Dem Claps Back After Being Mocked For Being Disabled

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Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is an American hero.

In 2004, while serving in Iraq, Duckworth lost both of her legs when a helicopter she was piloting was shot down by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade.

And yet, the right-wing blog site Red State decided it would be a good idea to try and attack Senator Duckworth for her support of Miguel Perez Jr., a war vet who was convicted of a drug offense and then deported earlier in March. Red State posted this:

“Unfortunately Duckworth doesn’t really have a leg to stand on in making this argument.”

Duckworth, who has repeatedly referred to Donald Trump as “Cadet Bone Spurs” for the ailment that got him a deferment from service in Vietnam, wasted no time setting the record straight on Twitter:

And while she was at it, Duckworth reminded the web site that Perez, who was convicted of manufacturing and delivering cocaine in 2010, suffered from PTSD, something that can only be fully appreciated and understood by those who have served in combat:

And Senator Duckworth got plenty of support from social media:

Memo to conservatives: Before you pick on Tammy Duckworth, you might wanna grow a spine and remember that she’s seen and been through shit you cannot even imagine.

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