Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthDuckworth announces reelection bidFDA signals plan to address toxic elements in baby foodWhite House open to reforming war powers amid bipartisan pushMORE (D-Ill.) on Thursday slammed Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonNYT criticizes Tucker Carlson for attacking journalistThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Lawmakers face Capitol threat as senators line up votes for relief billTucker Carlson bashes CNN, claims it’s ‘more destructive’ than QAnonMORE after his comments earlier this week disparaging the military for its recent changes to attract and retain more female service members.
F— Tucker Carlson. While he was practicing his two-step, Americas female warriors were hunting down Al Qaeda and proving the strength of Americas women. Happy belated International Womens Day to everyone but Tucker, who even I can dance better than, Duckworth tweeted alongside a video of Carlson on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
F*ck Tucker Carlson. While he was practicing his two-step, Americas female warriors were hunting down Al Qaeda and proving the strength of Americas women.
Happy belated International Womens Day to everyone but Tucker, who even I can dance better than. pic.twitter.com/E4wchht9lA
Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) March 11, 2021
Duckworth, a former combat pilot in the Iraq War who lost both legs after her helicopter was downed, was responding to Carlsons comments on Tuesday calling pregnant women serving a mockery of the U.S. military.
“So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military, Carlson said.
“While Chinas military becomes more masculine as it has assembled the worlds largest navy, our military needs to become as Joe BidenJoe BidenManchin cements key-vote status in 50-50 SenateThe Memo: How the COVID year upended politicsPost-pandemic plans for lawmakers: Chuck E. Cheese, visiting friends, hugging grandkidsMORE says more feminine, whatever feminine means anymore,” he continued.
Tucker gave the monologue next to a picture of an Air Force officer, who was wearing an artificial bump, modeling a flight suit designed for pregnant women a change initiated in 2019 under the Trump administration.
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Senior military leaders swiftly admonished Carlson for the comments.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby relayed Defense Secretary Lloyd AustinLloyd AustinOvernight Defense: House passes .9T COVID-19 relief bill | McConnell says Capitol security reminds him of ‘last visit to Kabul’ | Austin, Blinken heading to South Korea, Japan in first overseas tripsPentagon announces climate working groupTop Biden officials to meet with Chinese in AlaskaMOREs “revulsion” at the segment, and several top military officers took to Twitter to hit back at Carlson.
Women lead our most lethal units with character, tweeted Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, the services top enlisted leader. They will dominate ANY future battlefield were called to fight on. @TuckerCarlsons words are divisive, dont reflect our values. We have THE MOST professional, educated, agile, and strongest [noncommissioned officer] Corps in the world.
Women lead our most lethal units with character. They will dominate ANY future battlefield were called to fight on. @TuckerCarlsons words are divisive, dont reflect our values. We have THE MOST professional, educated, agile, and strongest NCO Corps in the world. https://t.co/WeqWk6IWDq
SMA Michael Grinston (@16thSMA) March 11, 2021