Duckworth later retired from the Illinois Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel and served as deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Obama administration.
When she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, she was the first female double amputee to serve in the chamber, and she was the first female senator to give birth in office.
Carlson then attacked Duckworth as “profoundly silly” and “unassuming person” for commenting on CNN suggesting a “national dialogue” on the possible removal of monuments to the founding fathers like George Washington, who owned slaves.
“It has long been considered inadmissible to question a person’s patriotism,” said Carlson after playing the clip of Duckworth’s appearance on CNN over the weekend. “It is a very strong charge and we try to never make it.”
“But in view of all of this, the conclusion cannot be avoided: these people actually hate America,” added Carlson. “There is no longer a question about that.”