March 9, 2016 – The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), perhaps still thinking the internet is a series of tubes, tried to delete a tweet charging Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth with not “standing up” for America’s military veterans. Twitter was quick to condemn the tweet, as Duckworth lost both legs after the Army helicopter she was piloting was shot down over Iraq.
The tweet was deleted 10 minutes after it was originally posted.
The reality is that Tammy Duckworth stands up for vets every day–on camouflaged and star-spangled prosthetic legs. pic.twitter.com/AjExkIfVbO
A GOP spokesman responded to the criticism by attacking the media for reporting on the cringe-inducing tweet. “It would be great if reporters would pay as much attention to a deleted tweet as they should to Tammy Duckworth being sued by VA whistleblowers for ignoring claims of mistreatment and corruption,” said NRSC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek in a statement to The Hill.
Meanwhile Duckworth’s campaign called the tweet “tasteless” and “dishonest”. With a hotly contested election set for next week many view the incident as a deliberate political attack and not just an unfortunate choice of words.
You make the call. Was the NRSC tweet Funny or Offensive? VOTE and COMMENT now…