Duckworth stands for mention of wounded warriors


U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., visits VFW Post 1307 in Elgin, Ill. on Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Patrick Kunzer)

When Obama mentioned his administration's ongoing commitment to veterans returning from Iraq from Afghanistan, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) shot out of her wheelchair and stood to applaud.

That's notable because Duckworth lost both her legs when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq and uses prosthetic legs.

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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