GOP senator made sarcastic remark about Duckworth’s ethnic heritage during Illinois debate
Critics pounced quickly on remarks Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., made Thursday about Democratic challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
In just this election cycle alone, Mark S. Kirk has called Sen. Lindsey Graham a “bro with no ho,” suggested people drive faster through African-American neighborhoods, and said that Americans killed in a terrorist attack “should be laid at the feet of the Democratic caucus.”
And yet, on Thursday night, the Republican senator from Illinois made his most notorious comment yet — and the ensuing controversy will fuel speculation that Kirk's stroke, suffered in 2012, is to blame.