Sen. Duckworth To Donald : ‘I Will Not be Lectured about What Our Military Needs by a Five-Deferment Draft Dodger’

In the Senate debate over the shutdown today, Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth ripped into Donald Trump over his attempts to blame Democrats for the effects of the shutdown on military personnel:

SEN. DUCKWORTH: 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?

I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible. 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.

One comment

  • Daniel Woods
    February 6, 2018 - 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I could not agree more with Sen. Duckworth. She is absolutely correct. I could not have said it better.

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