Joe Walsh on Civil Rights

Republican presidential primary challenger (former IL Rep.)


LGBTQ activists are "constitutional terrorists"

Source: Business Insider background for 2019 GOP presidential debate , Sep 24, 2019

Same-sex marriage is law of the land, but give it time

Q: Last month the advocacy group GLAAD said that you've "used the power of your public profile to repeatedly attack the LGBTQ community." How do you respond?

Walsh: Look, same sex marriage is the law of the land. And how are we going to get Republican voters to eventually embrace it? It's going to take time. And we have to let time play itself out. I think the answer for most Republican voters eventually is the family--over the next number of years, seeing same sex couples parent their kids. Republican voters & conservatives that I've spoken to for years on the radio value the family more than anything. I think as the years go by and they see that loving children can be raised by same sex parents--this is one of those issues that will eventually move Republican opinion.

Q: What about GLAAD's report?

Walsh: I disagree with that vehemently. I use the power of my public profile to go at the issue and talk about the issue and try to find common ground on the issue.

Source: Business Insider 2019 GOP presidential primary debate , Sep 24, 2019

It's racist to say "go back to where you came from"

Walsh has a history of inconsistency in his opinions of Trump's rhetoric. At times, he has denounced the president as a racist. This summer when Trump told four Democratic congresswomen, who are people of color and citizens of the U.S., to "go back and help fix" the countries he said they "originally came" from before trying to make legislative changes in the USA, Walsh spoke out.

"To say 'go back to where you came from' is gross. It's offensive, ignorant, anti-American, and racist," Walsh tweeted. "The most racist thing Donald Trump said yesterday? Of Baltimore, he said: 'No human being would want to live there.' So all those black Americans who live in majority black Baltimore aren't human beings? That's really ugly. That's really racist.

But it was not that long ago that Walsh thought Trump's language made him a bully, but not a racist, and that Walsh was still making racist claims about Obama: "Trump treats everyone like shit. Not just black women. He's not a racist. He's a bully."

Source: USA Today on Twitter postings by 2020 presidential hopefuls , Aug 25, 2019

Suspended from radio show for discussing racial slurs

According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's Twitter account, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air Thursday night on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs. Walsh is the host of the weeknight "Joe Walsh Show" on WIND from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In a series of tweets, Walsh says: "Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language."

The WIND general manager issued a statement explaining Walsh was pulled from the air but would return: "Joe Walsh conducted a segment of his show regarding the recent controversy about the name of the Washington Redskins [football team]. During the segment Joe intended to cite several common racial slurs as examples. He did not in any way use them in a defamatory or derogatory manner, simply as examples. However, AM 560 The Answer did not allow them to go on the air. We will continue that policy."

Source: Chicago Sun-Times on 2020 presidential Hopefuls , Jun 20, 2014

Marriage can only exist between one man and one woman

I'm a strong supporter of traditional marriage and believe that a marriage can only exist between one man and one woman.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, walshforcongress.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance.

Walsh scores 0% by the HRC on gay rights

OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2005-2006 HRC scores as follows:

About the HRC (from their website, www.hrc.org):

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Ever since its founding in 1980, HRC has led the way in promoting fairness for GLBT Americans. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity.

Source: HRC website 06n-HRC on Dec 31, 2006

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Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

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CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
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Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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