Last updated on March 12, 2021
Sen. Tammy Duckworth went hard after Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Thursday, tweeting from her campaign account, “F–k Tucker Carlson.”
“F*ck Tucker Carlson. While he was practicing his two-step, America’s female warriors were hunting down Al Qaeda and proving the strength of America’s women,” she wrote, adding a gif of Carlson from his time on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2006.
She went on, “Happy belated International Women’s Day to everyone but Tucker, who even I can dance better than.”
Duckworth’s tweet was most likely in response to Carlson’s comments this week about female soldiers. During his program on Tuesday, Carlson said, “So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military.”
On Tuesday's episode of his primetime show, Carlson accused President Joe Biden of trying to feminize the military and making a “mockery” of the armed forces.
“So we've got new hairstyles, maternity flight suits,” said Carlson. “Pregnant women are going to fight our wars.”
“It's a mockery of the US military,” he added. “While China's military becomes more masculine … our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine — whatever feminine means anymore, since men and women no longer exist.”
Carlson went on: “The bottom line is, it's out of control and the Pentagon's going along with this. Again, this is a mockery of the US military and its core mission, which is winning wars.”
The primetime star drew swift backlash and ridicule over his remarks. Military women who are pregnant are exempted from arduous duties and deployments, and the services have strived to make the uniforms they wear more comfortable as one part of a campaign to keep more mid-career women in the service. Women make up approximately 16% of the armed forces.
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