Politics

Deadbeat Dad Rep. Joe Walsh Gets Award From Pro-Family Group

| by Michael Allen

Earlier this year, it was reported that Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), a Tea Party freshman, owed $117,000 in unpaid child support to his ex-wife, whom he sued for payment of his legal bills. Walsh has continued to refuse to pay his ex-wife to support his children.

Recently, a judge rebuked Rep. Walsh for failing to even show up to a court hearing about his missed child support payments, telling him doesn’t deserve special treatment and that he’s “no different than anyone else.”

The Sun-Times reports that the Family Research Council, a social conservative advocacy nonprofit headed by Tony Perkins, has awarded Rep. Walsh a 100 percent rating as a “True Blue” member of Congress. The FRC said it gave the honor to Walsh (and others) because of their “unwavering support of the family.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said: “Walsh has voted consistently to defend faith, family and freedom. Cong. Walsh and other ‘True Blue Members’ have voted to repeal Obamacare, de-fund Planned Parenthood, end government funding for abortion within the health care law, uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, and continue support for school choice. I applaud their commitment to uphold the institutions of marriage and family.”

Rep. Walsh said in a news release: “I am proud and honored to be recognized by the Family Research Council as the only member from Illinois with a 100 percent pro-family voting record. Defending American values have always been one of my top priorities, and this reward reaffirms my dedication to that fight.”