Duckworth, a veteran who suffered disabling injuries in Iraq, was participating in hearings on veterans benefits scams and abuses, was questioning Brulio Castillo, a government contractor who is accused of seeking contracts by playing up his military-related disabilities.
|U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, ripped |
apart an allegedly scammy government
contractor in a video that is a sight to behold
He hurt his foot playing football for a military prep school while a teenager, according to reports.
To gain favor for a government contract, Castillo is said to have written this about his injuries
"These are the crosses that I bear due to my service to our great country and I would do it again to protect this great country."
Duckworth wasn't buying it.
"I'm so glad you would be willing to ply football in prep school again to protect this great country," Duckworth responded. "Shame on you, Mr. Castillo. Shame on you. You may not have broken any laws...but you certainly broke the trust of this great nation. You broke the trust of veterans.
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans right now are waiting an average of 237 days for an initial disability rating. It is because of people like you are who are gaming the system are adding to that backlog that young men and women who are suffering from post-traumatic stress, who are missing limbs, cannot get the compensation and the help that they need."
It is so great seeing someone totally destroy a probably scammer like this.
As Gawker notes, you have to watch the whole video of Duckworth dismantling this guy. It is a work of art. Watch: