Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illinois) Says Double Amputee Veteran Not a ‘True Hero’
This is the moron whose ex-wife is suing him for more than $100,000 in unpaid child support, now attacking a veteran who lost both her legs in Iraq: Rep. Joe Walsh Blasts Double Amputee’s Military Service, Says She’s Not a ‘True Hero’.
Though he never joined 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.”
Walsh is running against Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee who lost both her legs in Iraq when insurgents hit her helicopter with an RPG in 2004.
The Tea Party freshman opened the Elk Grove town hall by arguing that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was reluctant to discuss his own military service in 2008, which made him a “noble hero.” By contrast, “Now I’m running against a woman who, my God, that’s all she talks about,” Walsh said.
Just when you think you’ve seen the creepiest, most despicable Republican rhetoric ever, along comes someone like Joe Walsh.