For a second time this year, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) referred to President Donald Trump as "Cadet Bone Spurs", tweeting her disdain following Trump's recent jesting that perhaps the lack of Democratic enthusiasm at his State of the Union address constituted treason.
"We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an oath—in the military and in the Senate—to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap," Sen. Tammy Duckworth tweeted Monday evening.
Earlier in the day, Trump had told the audience he was addressing at a manufacturing plant in Ohio that congressional Democrats were "un-American" and "treasonous" for failing to applaud his accomplishments during the annual presidential address:
"They were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, 'Treasonous.' I mean, yeah, I guess, why not," Trump said, adding, "Can we call that treason? Why not."
Duckworth used the same nickname for Trump last month on the Senate floor:
"I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible. I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger," Duckworth said at the time.