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Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP

VoteVets, a left-leaning political action committee that works to elect veterans, called on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge MORE to name Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthOvernight Defense: Trump orders troop drawdown in Afghanistan and Iraq | Key Republicans call Trump plan a 'mistake' Top Democrat calls Trump's Afghan drawdown 'the right policy decision' as others warn of 'mistake' Overnight Defense: Another Defense official resigns | Pentagon chief says military 'remains strong' despite purge | Top contender for Biden DOD secretary would be historic pick MORE (D-Ill.) as his vice presidential candidate in a video Monday.

The video touts Duckworth’s military record, including her service as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in Iraq. Duckworth, the first disabled woman elected to the Senate, lost both legs in 2004 after her helicopter was shot down.

“Tammy’s tough, and will take it to the coward in chief,” the video’s narrator says, over footage of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE quipping that he “always wanted to get the Purple Heart,” as well as footage of Duckworth calling Trump “President Bonespurs” and a “five-deferment draft-dodger.”

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The video also says Duckworth “opens doors to new voters,” citing her victory in the Midwest in 2016, the same year Trump won several Rust Belt states no Republican presidential candidate had carried in years.

“Tammy Duckworth is the American dream, and knows how to land a punch,” the ad says, over a clip of her predecessor, Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkSenate majority battle snags Biden Cabinet hopefuls The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Senate makes SCOTUS nominee Barrett a proxy for divisive 2020 Senate Republicans scramble to put Trump at arm's length MORE (R-Ill.), mocking her in a 2016 debate for noting that her ancestors fought in the American Revolution, saying “I had forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington."

"Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump campaign files new post-certification lawsuit in Wisconsin Trump set for precedent-breaking lame-duck period Trump pardons Michael Flynn MORE won't know what hit him," the narrator adds.

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The video comes as Duckworth has been one of the most vocal Democrats in the chamber in demanding further information on reports that Russian officials paid Taliban-linked militants bounties to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan. Duckworth, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has called on Committee Chairman James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeCongress set for chaotic year-end sprint House Democrats back slower timeline for changing Confederate base names Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee MORE (R-Okla.) to hold Senate hearings on the allegations.

Duckworth previously joined Biden in a video chat announcing the presumptive Democratic nominee’s disability policy plan, praising the campaign for proposing “full inclusion of people with disabilities in policy development.”

Biden has said he will name a woman to the ticket, with top contenders reportedly including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenate GOP's campaign arm rakes in M as Georgia runoffs heat up Biden, Harris to sit with CNN's Tapper in first post-election joint interview The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: McConnell offering new coronavirus relief bill | Biden introduces economic team, vows swift action on relief | Rare Mnuchin-Powell spat takes center stage at COVID-19 hearing Biden introduces economic team, vows swift action on struggling economy Louisville mayor declares racism a public health crisis MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsDemings on Florida: 'We're excited about what we're seeing' but 'taking absolutely nothing for granted' Why it's time for a majority female Cabinet Sunday shows preview: The final push to Election Day MORE (D-Fla.). The Hill has reached out to Duckworth’s office for comment.