Sen. Tammy Duckworth Rips Tucker Carlson for Claiming She ‘Hates America’

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is firing back at Fox News host Tucker Carlson for offensive remarks he made in response to her support of national dialogue calling for the removal of George Washington memorials.

The Illinois senator took to Twitter on Monday night in response to Carlson’s scathing remarks describing her as a “deeply silly and unimpressive person” who “hates America.”

“Does [Tucker Carlson] want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?” Duckworth tweeted.

Duckworth’s comments came shortly after “The Tucker Carlson Show” aired Monday evening. At the time, Carlson discussed the campaigns calling for the removal of controversial statues.

He said, “You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military. Most people just ignore her. But when Duckworth does speak in public, you’re reminded what a deeply silly and unimpressive person she is.”

Carlson went on to question Duckworth’s patriotism before drawing to his own conclusion. He claimed Duckworth, and people like her, “hate America.”

“It’s long been considered out of bounds to question a person’s patriotism. It’s a very strong charge, and we try not ever to make it. But in the face of all of this, the conclusion can’t be avoided. These people actually hate America. There’s no longer a question about that.” 

See Carlson’s remarks below:

Despite Carlson’s remarks, Duckworth is a highly lauded Democratic lawmaker who could be embarking on a new political path in the coming weeks.

Duckworth is one of the women reportedly being taken into deep consideration as a potential vice president pick for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

He is expected to announce his running mate on or before August 1 just two weeks before the Democratic National Convention.


  1. So you whiney little crybabies complain about Tucker Carlson’s opinion of this Duckworth woman and her push to remove statues of Washington. What else do you call someone that wants to erase our history? You complain that Carlson is a white supremacist………… with NO proof. You claim Carlson is racist, with NO proof. All you have is are unsubstantiated claims because you don’t like him. PATHETIC! Go back into your Command Center (your Mom’s basement) and wait for her to bring your Tater Tots and leave the thinking to adults that actually have 3 working brain cells.

  2. I don’t know what’s behind Tucker Carlson’s face. He’s an opportunist, and bending the news and forming national opinions is an opportunity for him. It’s power. It necessitates disregard for truth or consistency. I don’t know if he believes a damn thing he’s saying; what he would do, in political office, and what he would believe in, are a mystery to us. I don’t want to find out, either.

  3. You asked. I told you what I see.

    What is important here is making sure that Carlson (and his ilk) NEVER gets the chance to run to be president.

  4. I’m not sure what you mean in your last sentence or how it’s relevant. Are you saying you’re a high ranking military official?

    If you haven’t actually spoken to these people, then how exactly do you plan on targeting younger generations to change their minds?

  5. ”GC – as if that matters?” Phoenix

    Maybe. It would depend on how competent the opposition would be if he decides to run. His library could at least be weaponized against him. As with other irrational people in this country, their single-issue voting for racists and white supremacists and related things will likely not be overcome. Won’t happen. We have to work with younger generations to eliminate that kind of thinking. Use whatever we have to make dangerous people who run for political office unsuccessful. We don’t need any more Steve Kings.

    The higher up in the military, the fewer MAGA guys are around, but they are everywhere nevertheless.

  6. GC – as if that matters? I’m curious, how much exposure do you have to people who support the president? Like actual MAGA people in a non virtual or political setting.

    Tucker Carlson doesn’t say anything that isn’t already being said. In fact, whats actually being said is far worse.

  7. Carlson, The Pillsbury Dough Boy, is a Caucasian trash n*gger

    and a complete phuhking asshole

  8. Phoenix: the one good thing about TC being on TV saying outrageous and horrible things all of the time is that any competent opponent has a treasure trove of things to use against him. Some day long into the future, hopefully.

  9. Apparently, the US military is always to be honored and respected… unless of course they are Democrat – then they hate America.

    Tucker Carlson is garbage.

  10. Rumors are circulating in D.C. about a possible 2024 presidential run by Tucker Carlson. This racist and white nationalist would be very dangerous, more than even King Donald The Loser because he has found a way to popularize hate, xenophobia and his favorite topics, such as racism and white nationalism mixed with popular economic policies.

    The dangerous part is that he could win. He would destroy this country and what it is supposed to be.

  11. “Hating America” is the stupidest human motivation these far right pundit crazies have ever come up with.

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