Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth said it was "irresponsible" for Rep. Joe Walsh to question her military service, telling msnbc's Ed Schultz on Tuesday that "for Mr. Walsh to denigrate military service is very insulting, because he's using it for his own political gain."
Duckworth, who is running against Walsh (R-IL), lost both of her legs while serving in Iraq. Walsh evidently questioned whether Duckworth is a "true hero" because, he says, her twenty-plus years of military of service are "darn near all" she talks about.
Speaking on Tuesday's The Ed Show, Duckworth that it was "irresponsible" of Walsh to talk that way about military service. "Our 23 million veterans have done more in one day in uniform than he's done for this country," she said.
"He's trying to muddy the waters," Duckworth continued. "He's just trying to shift the focus away from the fact that he's done nothing for the people of the district. He's irresponsbile in his words and he's irresponsile in his actions."
Duckworth added that Walsh has "done nothing in his two years in Congress other than be an extremist loudmouth for the Tea Party."