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Democrat Senator Tammy Duckworth: I Will Only Vote For Biden Nominees Who Are ‘Racial Minorities,’ ‘LGBTQ’

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 17: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) talks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on November 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. Duckworth and fellow Senate Democrats were critical of President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud and his refusal to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden.
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Democrat Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL) was slammed on Tuesday for remarks about President Joe Biden’s nominees that were widely panned as racist and bigoted.

“I am a no vote on the floor, on all non diversity nominees,” Duckworth said. “You know, I will vote for racial minorities and I will vote for LGBTQ. But anybody else I’m not voting for.”

The New York Post reported:

Duckworth said she made her decision after White House deputy chief of staff Jennifer O’Malley Dillon made an “incredibly insulting” remark Monday evening after Biden spoke on a webcast with Senate Democrats.

Dillon, Biden’s 2020 campaign manager, allegedly suggested to Duckworth that Asian-Americans should be content with Vice President Kamala Harris’ role. Harris is biracial; her mother was born in India and her father is black and from Jamaica.

“To be told that, ‘Well, you have Kamala Harris, we’re very proud of her, you don’t need anybody else’ is insulting… last night, that was the trigger for me,” Duckworth said. “But multiple times I’ve heard that. And that’s not something you would say to the black caucus, ‘Well, you have Kamala, we’re not going to put any more African-Americans in the cabinet because you have Kamala.’”

Patrice Lee Onwuka, director of Independent Women’s Forum, responded to Duckworth’s remarks by writing: “This is disgusting. I am a black woman and I don’t believe that senators should approve or deny cabinet nominees based on their skin color. That is not progress but racism.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) responded by writing: “Remember when ‘I won’t support someone because of their skin color’ used to be racist?”

Seattle-based conservative radio host Jason Rantz wrote: “When you’re a Democrat, you’re encouraged to tokenize people and shout your racism and bigotry.”

“Duckworth is a vile disgusting bigot, a disgrace to the country, and a blathering moron on top of it. But at least she’s honest about it,” Daily Wire podcast host Matt Walsh wrote. “She should be removed from the senate for her professed racism. Also because she’s an incompetent goon.”

Ben Shapiro, host of “The Ben Shapiro Show” and Daily Wire Editor Emeritus, responded to Duckworth’s remarks by tweeting: “This is called racism.”

Sen. Tom Cotton responded to Duckworth’s controversial remarks by writing: “It’s disappointing but not surprising that the Democrats’ obsession with identity politics has come to this: U.S. Senators openly acknowledge voting for or against nominees based solely on their race.”

“Imagine the scandal—and rightly so!—if a Republican senator announced he would only vote for nominees of certain races,” Cotton said. “We’ve gone pretty far down the road from judging people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.”

Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright, who announced he was leaving the Democratic Party in February, responded to Duckworth’s remarks by writing: “Sen. Duckworth is a whisker away from demanding the whites drink at a separate fountain.”

 

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