Saturday, July 21, 2012

VoteVets Defends Attacks on Iraq War Hero Tammy Duckworth

The following is from, defending one of our own -- double amputee and Iraq War hero Tammy Duckworth -- against unconscionable, no-holds-barred attacks on her military service and deep sacrfice.



Amazing Response to Joe Walsh's Attacks on Tammy Duckworth unleashes the power of our membership to raise over $52,000 for Tammy Duckworth's campaign for the US House in Illinois' 8th District in response to Rep. Joe Walsh's attacks on her sacrifice and service:
  • Tammy Duckworth says Joe Walsh disrespected all veterans. Tammy Duckworth, a veteran who lost both her legs in the Iraq War, said that Rep. Joe Walsh disrespected  millions of veterans by accusing her of talking too much about her military record.  View story in the original context 
  • Rep. Joe Walsh Blasts Double Amputee’s Military Service, Says She’s Not A ‘True Hero’ - Though he never joined the military himself, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) disparaged his Democratic opponent's military service at a town hall, saying that she's not a "true hero." View story in the original context
  • US lawmaker under fire for berating double-amputee rival - A non-partisan US veterans group stepped up calls for a Republican congressman to resign after he openly berated his double-amputee political rival for talking up her Iraq War injuries. "She is a hero, and that demands our respect, but it doesn't demand our vote," he told CNN. "All she does, guys, is talk about her service." View story in the original context
  • Rep. Walsh faces campaign backlash over comments on double-amputee rival - Republican Rep. Joe Walsh is facing a campaign trail backlash after he was caught on camera accusing his double-amputee opponent of talking too much about her military record. View story in the original context

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