— Representative Joe Walsh, R-IL
A recent video emerged in which Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois’ Eighth Congressional District criticized his “Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth for talking too much about her military service.” Ms. Duckworth “lost both legs and part of the use of her right arm” when an RPG hit the Blackhawk helicopter she was flying in Iraq. Not only did she lose two limbs in her country’s service, but also she “declined a military medical retirement and continues to drill as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.”
While I may agree with Congressman Walsh on some policy issues, he has far different values than I do. His criticism of his opponent for reminding voters of her tremendous sacrifices for this nation is simply beyond the pale. It is also no surprise that Representative Walsh never served in the military. If I were a Republican living in Illinois’ Eighth District, I wouldn’t vote for any Congressional candidate on election day.
I hope Walsh loses his election and crawls back into whatever hole from which he originally oozed. The Republican Party needs to do better at purging unpatriotic troglodytes like Walsh from its ranks.