Joe Walsh’s Truly Disgusting Remarks
Though he never served a day in the military himself, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) disparaged his Democratic opponent’s military service at a town hall on Sunday, saying that she’s not a “true hero.”
His opponent happens to be Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee who lost both her legs in Iraq when insurgents hit her helicopter with an RPG in 2004.
Tammy Duckworth “chose to become a helicopter pilot because few other combat roles are open to women. She has served for more than 20 years, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and receiving multiple military awards, including a Purple Heart, an Air Medal, and an Army Commendation Medal.”
If anyone is a true hero, Tammy Duckworth is.
But this loud-mouth, disgusting man who a couple of months ago, speaking at a town hall meeting, suggested that President Obama was only elected president because he’s an African-American, now has the audacity to say, “Now I’m running against a woman who, my God, that’s all she talks about. Our true heroes, it’s the last thing in the world they talk about.”
In March 2012, Walsh criticized Tammy Duckworth’s military service in an interview with Politico. “What else has she done?” he asked rhetorically. “Female, wounded veteran … ehhh.”
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