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Tammy Duckworth to Trump: I swore an oath to the U.S. Constitution, not to ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’

Sen. Tammy Duckworth isn’t having Trump’s dictator talk.

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill) is firing back at President Trump after he called Democrats “treasonous” for not standing and applauding during his State of the Union speech, saying that she didn’t enter into public life to “mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs.”

“We don’t live in a dictatorship or a monarchy,” she tweeted. “I swore an oath—in the military and in the Senate—to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap.”

Duckworth’s ‘bones spurs’ comment was in reference to Trump’s multiple draft deferments during the Vietnam war, one of which was due to alleged bone spurs he had on his heel.

Duckworth also shared an image with a quote from Teddy Roosevelt where he said that to forbid criticism of the president “is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

This Monday, Trump called Democrats “treasonous” for standing and applauding during the State of the Union while he rattled off what he said to be his achievements so far as president.

“Can we call that treason? Why not?” Trump said according to The Hill. “They certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

Duckworth lost both of her legs when her helicopter was shot down over Iraq in 2004.

Featured image via Flickr

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