Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., The only candidate for candidate for candidate for candidate for Democratic candidate Joe Biden for vice president with military combat experience, said she believed that intelligence suggesting that Russia was rewarding US military chiefs, is “very credible” – – it directly refutes Prime Minister Donald Trump’s claim of “false news”.
“He continues Vladimir Putin’s word about his news community,” she told ABC News political director Rick Klein about the Powerhouse Politics podcast on Wednesday. “I just don’t know why they still put their opponent above our own people.”
Duckworth sits on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, quoting senators̵7; briefings, adding that the move “would be consistent with how our opponents are doing.”
In an interview with Axios, Trump said he had “called the Russian president last week” and said why he had not spoken, “It was a phone call to discuss other things, and to be honest, that’s a problem. which many have said are false news. ‘ “
Duckworth, a former lieutenant colonel in the US military, is urging the Army Department to investigate whether the death or injury of US troops in Afghanistan over the past two years has been “unrelated to rewards.”
Before entering politics, Duckworth sent to Iraq in 2004 when she lost a rocket grenade, lost her legs, and used her right hand on a Blackhawk helicopter she was flying.
Her urgency on this issue stems from her own years of service, but in her search for her own classmate as a former vice president, her authority landed on a shortlist of women who are said to be vice presidents.
Should she serve as Bida’s second commander, she would probably be relied on by Duckworth, an Iraqi Iraq war veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. However, the senator would not reveal herself the last time she spoke to Biden or her position in the ongoing trial.
“I have no freedom to speak if I have spoken to him,” she added, adding that their “paths pass” at events. “I am willing to do everything I need to serve my nation. … Some girls fall for the drummer into the band, I fall for the line “you have to serve your country”. ”
Before Biden decides, whom he said he plans to select next week, he is expected to meet with candidates at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, the final step in a process that has been complicated by the coronavirus. However, Duckworth said he was confident that the Biden team “will do everything in their power to ensure the health and well-being of all involved.”
Duckworth is one of an even smaller group of women who have a personal relationship with the Biden family, which evolved in the years following the introduction of Biden’s late son Beau at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
“It was incredibly nervous,” she said as she spoke at the quadrilateral meeting before she added, “it made me feel so patriotic.”
Their relationship continued to develop when she worked in the Obama administration as an assistant secretary to the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she said “the paths that have taken many times” and Biden and Jill Biden to focus on veterans’ affairs.
“Over the years, I learned and got to know this military family and their commitment to our veterans and our current troops, and I was very proud to have known the Biden family all these years,” she continued.
After the election, Duckworth postponed the president’s response to the coronavirus pandemic for less than 100 days, saying she was not “resolving” the crisis, which she said was exacerbating problems in her hometown of Chicago.
“We could do much better,” she said. “But this president has so badly weakened our nation’s response to this pandemic, I mean, ‘magical thinking,'” he said, or “magically disappears,” doesn’t work. ”
In the midst of a pandemic, Duckworth balances the dual roles of senator and working mother into two daughters – a reality that places more emphasis on some of her legislative priorities.
“For example, I have always supported childcare and universal pre-K. And for the last four and a half, five months he has shown me how desperately we need it in this country. I can fly helicopters, but I’m not equipped to teach 5-year reading, “she said.
As the country discusses when schools should reopen, Trump continues to urge students and teachers to return to the classroom, even as cases of the virus continue to spread in more than two dozen states.
As for her, Duckworth spoke to very difficult parents who are currently from the country 22.
“You don’t want your children to fail. But on the other hand, I don’t want her to catch COVID-19 either, “she said. “It’s really hard for working families who can barely hold on.”
The Deputy Senator is pushing for Congress to develop a childcare plan and implement universal pre-K tests and further testing in the middle of the outbreak. She added that in the next draft law on coronavirus relief, together with instructions for their reopening, she preferred “significant” funding to schools.
Asked about another confrontation with the White House – Trump’s threat of sending federal officers to Chicago – Duckworth said he was “happy to look into it” if agents work “in partnership” with the mayor and local law enforcement.
However, Duckworth stubbornly opposed clashes between federal agents in tactical gear and protesters in Portland, Oregon, calling them “simply unacceptable” and proposing that the president act outside of pure politics.
“They grab calm demonstrators from the streets, throw them into unmarked vans and leave,” she said. “There is something wrong with Portland because the president continues to politicize various institutions, whether law enforcement or federal agencies, for his own political gain.”