Duckworth, others call for Nicholson apology

Duckworth, others call for Nicholson apology

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is joining with 28 other veterans in calling for Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson to apologize for questioning the “cognitive thought process” of veterans who are Democrats.

Nicholson refused Wednesday.

Nicholson is a Marine veteran running against state Sen. Leah Vukmir for a chance to take on Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November. The primary is Aug. 14 but on Saturday Wisconsin Republicans will vote at their state convention on which candidate to endorse.

Nicholson has repeatedly refused to apologize for his comment about veterans and against rejected the call from the 29 veterans on Wednesday.

His spokesman Brandon Moody says “Liberal politicians begging for apologies are just trying to cover up their own missteps.”