You gotta love her. She has more courage than the people who criticized or questioned her patriotism. She’s an American citizen, born and raised in America. Let’s not treat her and other Asian Americans as foreigners. They’re not foreigners. They are American citizens who contribute to America. It’s time to treat and respect POC as human beings, not as stereotypes.
Senator Duckworth in 2018 with daughters Maile and Abigail, via Vogue.
Tammy Duckworth (1968- ) is a US senator from Illinois. A Democrat, she has held Barack Obama’s old senate seat since 2017. In 2013 she became the first Asian American Congresswoman from Illinois. In 2004 she lost both legs fighting in the Iraq War and is the first senator to give birth while in office.
In 2020 she is reportedly on Joe Biden’s short list for vice president. It is possible she could one day become president.
And, as a woman of colour who speaks out against President Trump, she has become, like Ilhan Omar and AOC, a target of Tucker Carlson, a racist fearmonger on Fox News. He even pictured Duckworth alongside Omar as someone who wants to “tear it all down and dismantle” the US. Carlson says Duckworth hates America because she is open…
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