The tight race for Illinois Senator is getting a bit nasty as the incumbent, Republican Senator Mark Kirk, apparently inspired by the candidate at the top of his party, made a clearly racist and stupid remark during a debate against Democrat Tammy Duckworth,
“My family has served this nation in uniform going back to the Revolution.” said Duckworth. “I’m a daughter of the American Revolution. I’ve bled for this nation. But I still want to be there in the Senate when the drums of war sound, because people are quick to sound the drums of war and I want to be there to say this is what it costs and this is what you’re asking us to do.”
— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) October 28, 2016
It is her father’s family that dates back to the Revolutionary War.Following the debate, the Kirk campaign issued a statement, but not an apology. “Senator Kirk has consistently called Rep. Duckworth a war hero and honors her family’s service to this country,” it read.