Despite child-support woes, family group honors Walsh
By Abdon M. Pallasch firstname.lastname@example.org November 4, 2011 6:04PM
Congressman Joe Walsh
Updated: January 4, 2012 1:24AM
Rep. Joe Walsh is the only Illinois congressman to be named a “True Blue” member of Congress for “unwavering support of the family” by the Family Research Council Action Committee.
Walsh’s ex-wife says the Republican congressman owes more than $100,000 in back child support for their three children. Walsh counters that he and his wife had a “verbal agreement” that he didn’t have to pay child support during years when he wasn’t earning as much.
“We thank Congressman Walsh who has voted consistently to defend faith, family and freedom,” said FRCA President Tony Perkins. “Congressman Walsh and other ‘True Blue Members’ have voted to repeal Obamacare, de-fund Planned Parenthood, end government funding for abortion within the health care law, uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, and continue support for school choice. I applaud their commitment to uphold the institutions of marriage and family.”
“I am proud and honored to be recognized by the Family Research Council as the only member from Illinois with a 100 percent pro-family voting record,” Walsh said. “Defending American values have always been one of my top priorities, and this reward reaffirms my dedication to that fight.”
The 8th District congressman from Johnsburg has said he will seek re-election next year in teh 14th Congressional District.