Rep. Joe Walsh Attacks Double Amputee Veteran Tammy Duckworth Again

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Despite widespread condemnation for attacking the military service of a double amputee Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) has released a statement on his campaign website, attacking Duckworth, his Democratic opponent, again.

Rep. Walsh said that Duckworth was using “her service and the service of others as a political ploy.” He also accused her of "using veterans," despite having never served in the military himself.

On his web site, Rep. Walsh wrote:


My opponents are once again trying to accuse me of something that is not true. It has become their agenda this Fourth of July week to twist my words and claim I said my opponent is not a hero and have insulted all veterans as a consequence. Folks, if you’re familiar with me and my campaign, you know this is utterly false.

Shame on her for saying this and shame on her for using veterans in this fashion. In fact, recently on the Big John and Amy Show I stated, “Tammy Duckworth’s service demands our respect and that is something I will do and say for her throughout this campaign.” I open all my town halls byrecognizing our veterans who served to protect our great nation.

Tammy Duckworth knows this and should know better than to use her service and the service of others as a political ploy to distort my words and distract voters. We as a people are facing great problems in our country, and it is time for us to get serious and address them.


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