July 5th, 2012
05:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Walsh defends remarks about opponent

(CNN) – Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., told CNN's Ashleigh Banfield that he has no regrets about saying the military service of his his opponent, Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, is "all she talks about," and that outrage over his remarks "is a manufactured issue."

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soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Just another idiot.

    July 5, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Two words: DEADBEAT DAD.

    July 5, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Dead beat dad . He should be in jail.

    July 5, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    Democrats did say that McCain spoke way too much of his military career and they said that showed him to be nuts, unfit to serve as president. Democrats did say military was nothing to brag about. And praised Obama for not having joined the military because he represented Democrats view that we should do away with the military. Obama did cut funding to the military, didn't he?

    July 5, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. Johnathan

    Anyone who thinks Washington is broken needs to look no further than this clown, Rep. Walsh.

    A bona-fide and certified deadbeat dad, this guy is nothing but tea party stupidity and ignorance encarnated.

    He hasn't done squat since arriving in Washington except expose his ignorance at high decibel levels.

    He is the poster boy for anger management. What a disgusting, bitter, narrow minded goober from Indiana

    July 5, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  6. Dave

    Walsh is just another Teatard with a big mouth and a small IQ. Move on; nothing to see here...

    July 5, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Democrats....praised Obama for not having joined the military because he represented Democrats view that we should do away with the military."

    Hahahahahahahahaha. Wow. Was your tinfoil hat laced with the brown acid?

    July 5, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  8. 1twinsfan

    Joe Walsh – taking vacations with his kids' support payments.

    July 5, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  9. 2020

    Walsh acted like a dead man talking. psychopath.

    He treat woman like dirt. Absolutely no respect to veteran in uniform.

    What a trash. SHAME ON GOP

    July 5, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  10. 2020

    BOT Walsh out.

    He doesn't belong in America. Send him to Gemo.

    July 5, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  11. labman57

    Good ol' tea party "patriotism" rears its ugly head once again.

    July 5, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  12. Name

    Honestly guys, Ashleigh was been rude and unprofessional. Walsh is recognizing his opponents service and the respect that entails. But he is right. Just because you served doesnt make you the better candidate. Im as left as they come but hes right.

    July 5, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  13. Myviewis

    Dave

    Walsh is just another Teatard with a big mouth and a small IQ. Move on; nothing to see here...
    -----------------------

    Can Obama's groupies present an educated argument. Seriously, you call this name calling an argument when our economy is in trouble and we need jobs????? Go back to your groupie training session, please.

    July 5, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  14. CBR

    Did Mr. Walsh serve int he armed forces? If he did he would certainly change his remarks. Would he act this way with a male candidate? Doubt he would let his temper fly then.

    July 5, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  15. David in Houston

    I would expect nothing less from a tea-party "patriot"...

    Intelligence need not apply.

    July 5, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    Throw this one back in the portapotty where it belongs.

    July 5, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  17. Squigman

    Just another republican, trying to do all he/she can to gain authority. A pile of monumental proportion.

    July 5, 2012 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  18. Correct123

    Walsh will be doing TV ads for personal injury law firms when he loses in November. His rantings are just auditions for those commercials.

    July 5, 2012 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  19. Namelib economist

    What war did he fight in? Most wars are a poor person's fight and a rich person's profit.

    July 5, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  20. Grow up already...

    Oh come on Myviews. You spout a bunch of made up nonsense about Democrats wanting to do away with the military and then feign outrage about being called on it?? You want an educated response to your post? Here's one from the Agriculture Department- your post is pure bovine feces!!

    July 5, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  21. Frankie

    He's toast anyway.

    July 5, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  22. IntelligentDesign

    Try this one on for size Dave. Go to Tammy site or Google any of her appearances and you will see she talks about the issues. If you do this, you will see that Mr Walsh doesn't have a leg to stand on.

    July 5, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  23. martin

    They have something in common. She left her family to go serve. He left his family.

    July 5, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  24. cali ha ha

    Can any religious person on here explain why I should vote for mitt. This is an honest question so be honest.

    July 5, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  25. 2012liberal

    Duckworth is n the obama administration she is chair person for vetran dept so i guess she is n a possition 2 talk about her service duh!

    July 5, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
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