Military Times – Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, lost her legs and the use of her right arm as a helicopter pilot in Iraq in 2004. She was awarded a Purple Heart for her combat injuries. Braulio Castillo broke his foot in a prep school injury nearly three decades ago at the U.S. Military Preparatory School, which he attended for nine months before playing football in college. He owns a technology business certified as a service-disabled, veteran-owned company eligible for government set aside contracts. The two met at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing Wednesday in an exchange neither will forget anytime soon. For background, what brought them together was a months-long House probe into whether Castillo’s company won IRS contracts thanks, in part, to help from a top contracting official and friend inside the IRS named Greg Roseman, who pleaded the Fifth Amendment when called to testify.While much of the hearing delved into questions about Roseman and Castillo’s friendship, lawmakers from both parties wondered aloud how a prep school injury suffered so long ago could result in Castillo’s company getting special set aside contract status from the government at a time when so many injured veterans are looking for work. But among hours of testimony, Duckworth’s questioning of Castillo stood out.
AMAZING. I’ve never heard of Tammy Duckworth before, but she just won my vote for President. I mean this is how you eviscerate somebody. Just complete and total annihilation. Like I literally had a smile ear to ear by the time this was over. The only thing that could have made this better is if Tammy walked up to this scumbag and shot him in the foot at the end of this rant. You think your foot hurts now? Well this is what real pain is. Too bad you can’t do that in this nancy country of ours. Everything has to be so political. But nobody in the history of earth has deserved to have their foot blown off more than this clown claiming disability for getting hurt playing football in high school. Such a joke.
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