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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #43)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:17 PM

51. I have Warren and Markey.

So I don't feel left out. However Tammy touches my heart in so many ways.

Passed a rule to have a child on the floor of the Senate and....wait for it BREAST FEED AS WELL. And!!!

Tammy Duckworth, Who Lost Both Legs in Iraq, Offers to Take These Fools Hunting to Talk Gun Control
She also hid her phone in her prosthetic leg.


Whenever anyone writes about Illinois representative Tammy Duckworth, they're almost obligated to start with her résumé: She holds multiple doctorate degrees and is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois. She's a veteran of the Iraq war and lost both of her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade took out the helicopter she was piloting, earning her a Purple Heart. And if I had to wager a guess, she's probably the first rep to hide her phone in a prosthetic leg so that it wouldn't be taken away during a Democrat sit-in to demand a vote on gun control.

On Wednesday, Duckworth joined other House Democrats for a 16-hour sit-in to call for a vote on gun measures in the wake of Orlando. When Republicans, led by House Speaker Paul Ryan, opted to turn off the C-Span cameras, Democrats used their phones to fire up Periscope, Twitter, and other apps to distribute their message to the masses. Per the Chicago Tribune:

"Chicago is going through an epidemic of gun violence that is horrific," Duckworth said. "It is absolutely horrific."
The Hoffman Estates lawmaker, who is challenging Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said there were more powerful weapons on U.S. streets than the standard Army rifles given to soldiers when she served in Iraq.


https://www.gq.com/story/tammy-duckworth-gun-legislation

You have to love this woman.

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