Tammy Duckworth’s Senate Campaign Got Over 1000 Donations After Insensitive GOP Tweet

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 4.23.54 PMYesterday, Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth was the victim of a political attack on Twitter. The National Republican Senatorial Committee tweeted that the veteran and amputee, who is wheelchair-bound, “has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.” This was not the first time Duckworth was criticized or belittled for her service-related injuries.

The Congresswoman is running for Senate now. She and her campaign have announced that since the message was tweeted (and deleted) yesterday, they’ve gotten over 1000 donations, according to The Washington Examiner. They put it like this:

In the last day, more than one thousand supporters have chipped in to send Republicans a message that their shameful attacks aren’t working.

Neither the committee nor her opponent for the Senatorial seat, Mark Kirk, have apologized to Duckworth.

She is a former VA official who has spoken out in defense of veterans in the past. During her time at the VA, some critics claimed that she ignored veteran abuse and corruption.

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