A Regressive republican from Illinois, who is known in Congress as the Deadbeat Dad, having skipped out on child care payments amounting to $117,000 over a number of years (the case was finally settled and his ex-wife let him off the hook).
Last week he made a fool of himself yet again, blasting his Democratic opponent, labeling her "not a true hero."
A little background: his opponent is Tammy Duckworth, decorated double-amputee of the Iraq war. Duckworth lost both her legs after Iraqi insurgents hit her helicopter with a rocket propelled grenade in 2004.
"Now I'm running against a woman who, my God, that's all she talks about," said Walsh, a far rightwing Teabagger freshman in congress. "Our true heroes, it's the last thing in the world they talk about."
So this Jackass who never served a day in the military is disparaging a woman who proudly served and lost both legs in Iraq.