Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Naturally) Blasts Double Amputee’s Military Service, Says She’s Not A ‘True Hero’

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“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.”

via Rep. Joe Walsh Blasts Double Amputee’s Military Service, Says She’s Not A ‘True Hero’.

“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.”

Brilliant strategy, GOP. Bash a double amputee veteran for not being a true hero. Max Cleland all over again. You stay classy.


2 Comments on “Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Naturally) Blasts Double Amputee’s Military Service, Says She’s Not A ‘True Hero’”

  1. tamyrad says:

    Wanna make a bet he practices that earnest face in the mirror?

  2. […] Former US congressman Joe Walsh (R-Illinois)? Lost by ten points last month to double amputee Iraq vet Tammy Duckworth? After he openly mocked her and said she wasn’t a “true hero”? […]


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