Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, who previously made headlines as a deadbeat dad, is back in the news, and this time he’s denigrating the sacrifice made by an Iraq War veteran who lost both her legs in combat.
“That’s what’s so noble about our heroes,” Walsh said. “Now I’m running against a woman who, I mean, my God, that’s all she talks about. Our true heroes, the men and women who served us, it’s the last thing in the world they talk about.”
When I think of Joe Walsh, “scumbag” is the first word that usually comes to mind, but in this case the first words that come to mind are “piece of human garbage.”
While Walsh may take issue with how often Tammy Duckworth wants to talk about her service to our nation, he’s in no position to question her status as a hero, or how often she chooses to mention her service. I’d like to think that after losing both her legs in combat while serving our country, Tammy Duckworth has earned the right to talk about her service to our country.