GOP committee tweets that Iraq vet, a double-amputee, "has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans"

The NRSC quickly deleted the poorly worded tweet and then issued a non-apology that's not much better

Published March 8, 2016 9:48PM (EST)

Tammy Duckworth   (AP/M. Spencer Green)
Tammy Duckworth (AP/M. Spencer Green)

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), which works to elect and re-elect Republican senators, fell prey to seriously unfortunate phraseology when its account tweeted:

It's an innocuous jab — common among partisan Twitter — absent the knowledge that Rep. Duckworth (R-Ill.) is a double-amputee who lost both legs while serving in Iraq after her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

The NRSC account promptly deleted the tweet and issued the following response:

"It would be great if reporters would pay as much attention to a deleted tweet as they should to Tammy Duckworth being sued by VA whistleblowers for ignoring claims of mistreatment and corruption."

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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