The latest incarnation of Mindless Trump Defender Syndrome by a Republican comes from former GOP Congressman Joe Walsh, who thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to attack Gold Star widows who have lost their husband in service the country.
Monday morning, Walsh came to the defense of President Trump, who was upset that the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson had said Trump never mentioned her husband by name when he called to offer condolences. Trump posted this on Twitter:
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
So Walsh thought he’d pour some gas on the situation:
Trump never attacked her.
Yes, Myeshia Johnson has a right to speak. But now that she's gotten political, we have a right to attack her. https://t.co/ZWJfhKJG0Y
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 23, 2017
It’s OK to attack a Gold Star widow because she didn’t like the call she received? Are you freaking kidding me, Joe? Since when is it acceptable to go after family members of slain military heroes just days after their loved one was laid to rest will full honors?
Walsh got plenty of replies to his heartless tweet:
Yeah, go ahead and attack a widow of a Hero killed in battle for speaking the truth. Keep defending Trump, sick!!!!
— Todd Cohen (@toddcohen) October 23, 2017
What the fuck are you talking about? You have the right to attack a war widow because she's grieving & spoke the truth? You're a disgrace.
— Melody Cooper (@melodyMcooper) October 23, 2017
What a scumbag you are, #DeadbeatJoe
Whether attacking a grieving wife and mother or refusing to pay your child support, you hate women.
— Lucky Jim (@67LuckyJim) October 23, 2017
She wasn’t being political, she was honoring her fallen husband-a hero who died in service to our country-& provided only facts abt call.
— MJS (@GetOffMyLawn23) October 23, 2017
Her husband just gave his life to serve your country and you feel fine about attacking her. Classy.
— james (@jamesgray_56) October 23, 2017
Joe Walsh, who has never served, thinks it is okay to attack a Gold Star widow, but then attacking women is kinda Joe's thing.
— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) October 23, 2017
Have you served Mr. Walsh? Have you lost a family member who served in some far off place where many Americans didn't even know we had people?? Mrs. Johnson has earned the right to speak and ask any question she wants. Get over it!
— Bobby Martin (@BobbyM62) October 23, 2017
What the actual tap-dancing, ass-slapping, teeth-filing fuck is wrong with you?
— Xero Reynolds (@xerjester) October 23, 2017
This is a disgusting (one might even say #deplorable) statement. So much for honoring Gold Star families and their sacrifice.
— Unpresidented (@dialogician) October 23, 2017
You feel comfortable and justified in attacking a pregnant gold-star wife? I think we're done here.
— Angelux (@Angelux1111) October 23, 2017
— Charles Howard (@lordknows262) October 23, 2017
The Raging Clown-Emperor must never be questioned!! His every insult, every grope, every emolument scam is ordained directly by God!!
— Covfefe-a-Lago (@MichellesDude) October 23, 2017
People like Joe Walsh and Donald Trump are fond of trying to lecture us all on what patriotism and sacrifice means. But they only prove their own heartless vanity when they do so.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org