Vulnerable GOP Senator Gets Backlash For Racially Charged Comment
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk questioned his opponent's claim that her family has served in uniform since the American Revolution.By Lauren Stephenson | October 28, 2016
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has made national headlines for a cringe-worthy response to his opponent during a debate Thursday.
"My family has served this nation in uniform going back to the Revolution. I'm a daughter of the American Revolution," Rep. Tammy Duckworth said during the debate.
Kirk responded, "I'd forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington."