Politics

Joe Walsh Attacks Opponent For Picking Out A Dress

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Republican Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) attacked his Democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth, with a photograph of Duckworth picking out a dress before her speech at the Democratic National Convention during a debate between the two on Tuesday. Despite intense booing from the audience, Walsh carried on with his attack, saying, “the only debate Ms. Duckworth is actually interested in having is which outfit she’ll be wearing for her big speech.” Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran, acknowledged that she picks out her own clothes, but added, “for most of my adult life, I’ve worn one color — it’s called camouflage.” This is not Walsh’s first outlandish attack on his opponent. He said Duckworth — who lost both her legs in the Iraq war — was using her experience as a “political ploy.”

Greg Noth