Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who lost both of her legs in the Iraq War, addresses the Senate regarding a recent tweet by Trump (Cadet Bonespurs) impugning the Democrats’ concern for the Military. This, despite Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) having introduced a resolution that would have secured pay for service members during a shutdown, and having the resolution blocked by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). As Shareblue notes, this is in contrast to how in 2013, President Barack Obama signed legislation that ensured military pay would continue, uninterrupted by that year’s shutdown — which was also engineered by Republicans in Congress.
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