Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) refused to rule out tearing down statues of George Washington during an interview this morning on CNN, telling host Dana Bash that it’s important to listen to all sides:
Pressed on whether statues of George Washington should come down, potential Vp pick Tammy Duckworth says she’s open to it.
“I think we should listen to everybody. I think we should listen to the argument there”
— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) July 5, 2020
She’s one of the rumored finalists as Joe Biden’s potential running mate:
The Veepstakes are always so revealing. https://t.co/4UaQ8xOpaj
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) July 5, 2020
So, back to Kamala?
😳 @SenDuckworth, call your office.
Senator and Joe Biden VP short-lister, Tammy Duckworth, says we need to listen to the argument for tearing down statues of George Washington… https://t.co/l0zeoosyip
— IL Republican Party (@ILGOP) July 5, 2020
Remember, “listen when they tell you who they are”:
Listen when they tell you who they are. https://t.co/lwqDpvwqvz
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 5, 2020
And where do Republicans go to get their apology?
I big CC to all the straight news friends who who wrote how outrageous and off-base the President was for pointing out that Democrats were getting comfortable going after George Washington. https://t.co/LTkEJ6wmKN
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) July 5, 2020
Cleanup in progress:
Donald Trump wants to continue honoring traitors who took up arms against us in the Civil War to protect their ability to enslave, sell & kill Black Americans. This has never been a debate about honoring the complex legacy of those who actually helped *build* our great nation. https://t.co/8ptabclgVI
— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) July 5, 2020
Sorry, senator. Too. Late:
This has nothing to do with Confederate monuments… you said we should be open to tearing down monuments of George Washington.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 5, 2020