Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Rep. Joe Walsh on Iraq Veteran Tammy Duckworth

Veterans Group Condemns Rep. Joe Walsh For Attacking Double Amputee’s Military Service, Calls For Resignation
Jul 3, 2012 - A leading veterans group has denounced Rep. Joe Walsh’s (R-IL) attack on his opponent’s military service, first highlighted by ThinkProgress this morning, and called on the Illinois Republican to resign.

At a town hall on Sunday, Walsh blasted his Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth, for having the temerity to note that she’s spent two decades serving in the military. Walsh dismissed Duckworth, an Iraq War vet who lost both her legs in an RPG attack, as not a “true hero.”

Vote Vets, a non-partisan PAC that supports veterans issues, condemned Walsh’s comments in an exclusive statement to ThinkProgress. The veterans group wrote that “Telling a veteran to shut up on the 4th of July is beyond the pale.” They called on Walsh to “step aside and and stop embarrassing his district and America.”

Their full statement:

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Rep. Joe Walsh on Tammy Duckworth, Double Amputee, Iraq Military Service, Says She’s Not A ‘True Hero’!!
The teabag is warming up for the (T), once (R), Convention!

You take one teabag speaking like this, especially a chickenhawk one, they speak for All of them. As None will condemn the speak, that was the whole bush admin. and since!!
And a teabag is what we once called a republican and conservative!!
You do remember the great laughter over their 'purple heart bandages' while sending this generations military personal into two more wars of choice, don't cha!!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71!

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