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Sen. Tammy Duckworth says last time she heard gunfire like in Highland Park shooting was in Iraq War

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In reference to the Highland Park mass shooting which left at least six dead and dozens injured, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D, IL) said the last time she heard such rapid gunfire was in Iraq and “not on American soil.”

During a Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Illinois, a shooter fired a “high-powered rifle” at a large crowd of watchers full of the elderly and children, from the rooftop of one of the buildings, according to police.

Asian American lawmakers respond to the elementary school mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas

  • In response to yesterday’s Uvalde, Texas, elementary school mass shooting that left 21 dead, Asian lawmakers echoed many of the same sentiments as the colleagues of their respective parties.
  • Several notable Democratic members of Congress took to Twitter to blame the Republican Party for blocking what they described to be “common sense” gun safety laws.
  • Both Rep. Andy Kim (D, NJ-3) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) referred to how the NRA and other gun rights groups pour millions into Republican campaigns each cycle.
  • In 2021 alone, gun rights advocates invested $15.8 million for lobbying, while gun control groups spent a meager $2.9 million.
  • There have been no mentions of gun law reform on the accounts of Asian Republican lawmakers, while many offered prayers and their condolences for the tragedy.

In response to yesterday’s Uvalde, Texas, elementary school mass shooting that left 21 dead, Asian lawmakers echoed many of the same sentiments as the colleagues of their respective parties. 

Several notable Democratic members of Congress took to Twitter to blame the Republican Party for blocking what they described to be “common sense” gun safety laws, and urged legislators to immediately act on passing more regulations. 

New book reveals Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s fiery response to Biden’s concerns about her as possible VP pick

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  • A new book titled “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” by New York Times political writers Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns details a conversation between Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and then-presidential candidate Joe Biden as he was considering her as his running mate.
  • Although Duckworth was on a shortlist, Biden and his lawyers were apparently concerned that birther attackers would claim she was not a “natural-born citizen.”
  • Duckworth was born in Thailand to a Thai Chinese mother and American father. She responded to the concerns by saying that she had “beaten every assh-le who's come after me with that.”
  • Article II of the U.S. Constitution states only a “natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States” can be president. No definition is given for “natural born Citizen,” but many legal experts have accepted that being born to at least one American parent is sufficient to consider someone "natural born.”

A new book from New York Times political writers Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Bidden, and the Battle for America’s Future,” details exchanges between then-presidential candidate Joe Biden and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) about why she was nixed as his running mate.

Biden’s vice president search team initially considered Duckworth as a contender, but Biden and his lawyers apparently expressed concerns about her place of birth. Duckworth was born in Thailand to a Thai Chinese mother and American father, which they believed made her vulnerable to birther claims from the Trump campaign.

Senator Tammy Duckworth May Lose Her Right to Vote if She Goes on Maternity Leave

Iraq War Veteran turned United States senator, Tammy Duckworth, may soon face losing her right to vote once she starts her 12 weeks paid maternity leave when she delivers her second daughter in April making her the first senator to give birth while still in office.

In the recent episode of Politico’s Women Rule podcast, Duckworth, who will turn 50 on March 12, explained how she is currently working with her team and other leaders of her political Democratic party in figuring out how she could still cast her vote even if she’s out of the Senate chamber.

7 Reasons Why Asian American Senator Tammy Duckworth is a Total Badass

Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of a badass. There is just so much to love about this Asian-American Purple Heart veteran who now serves as the United States Senator for Illinois. She fights hard for Americans and knows what that means due to her long, rich history serving this country. And have you seen her Twitter? Talk about fire!

Just broke my leg rowing — I blame my hardcore pace. Luckily, it no longer hurts to break a leg! pic.twitter.com/slTWGx6sMD

Senator Tammy Duckworth Gives Epic Clap Back at Donald Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Donald Trump’s bid to keep transgender troops from serving in the military has found another opponent — an Asian American Purple Heart veteran who now serves as the United States Senator for Illinois.  

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Il.), who lost both her legs in 2004 after a Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in Iraq was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade, recently made a plea to members of Congress to block the proposal.