Video: Rep. Joe Walsh Slams Veterans Who Support Occupy Wall Street

| by Michael Allen

At a November 19 town hall meeting in Gurnee, Illinois (video below), Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) claimed that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are “generally spoiled, pampered, unfocused, clueless young people and a smattering of other people who don’t understand this country and are advocating anti-American solutions.” 

When asked if his attack also applied to “U.A. veterans who fought in foreign wars” and are part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Rep. Walsh replied that the veterans were advocating “socialist solutions” and “don’t understand this country.” 

Later, Rep. Walsh admitted that he’d never actually been to any of the Occupy Wall Street protests.