GOP Senate group deletes tweet accusing amputee Duckworth of 'not standing up' for vets


( - The National Republican Senatorial Committee deleted a tweet Tuesday in which it claimed Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a double amputee, has a “sad record of not standing up for veterans.”

Duckworth, who is favorite to face incumbent GOP Sen. Mark Kirk in November, lost both her legs while serving in Iraq.

The tweet drew immediate fire from Duckworth’s campaign, which called the tweet “tasteless and dishonest.”

"Tasteless and dishonest, just like everything else to do with Mark Kirk’s flailing campaign,” campaign spokesman Matt McGrath said in a statement. “Tammy has made fighting for Veterans her life’s work, and will continue to do so in the Senate.”