This is offensive. Even for Congressman Joe Walsh.
In a recent interview, Rep. Walsh insulted his opponent Tammy Duckworth's military service, telling a reporter: "What else has she done? Female, wounded veteran ... ehhh."1
Whether or not Joe Walsh agrees with Tammy Duckworth's politics, to insult an Iraq war veteran who as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot lost her legs in the service of her country is unequivocally appalling.
Tammy Duckworth was awarded a Purple Heart for her combat injuries and continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois National Guard. Whereas Joe Walsh is a self-proclaimed "crazy Tea Party freshman" and deadbeat dad who owes more than $100,000 in child support.2
Walsh's insulting comment is yet another sign that he is unfit to serve in Congress.
We're recruiting activists to join our grassroots campaign to hold Joe Walsh accountable for his crazy and offensive Tea Party rhetoric and to organize voters to kick Joe Walsh out of office.
We're working with local activists, hiring local organizers, and opening a volunteer office in Elk Grove Village. And we need all the help from local folks that we can get. We've run the numbers. And with some strong grassroots organizing, we can definitely beat this guy.