The Sun-Times reports that the Family Research Council, a social conservative advocacy nonprofit headed by CNN pundit Tony Perkins, has awarded Walsh a 100 percent rating as a “True Blue” member of Congress. The FRC said it gave the honor to Walsh because of his “unwavering support of the family”:
“We thank Cong. Walsh who has voted consistently to defend faith, family and freedom,” said FRCA President Tony Perkins. “Cong. 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 in a news release. “Defending American values have always been one of my top priorities, and this reward reaffirms my dedication to that fight.”
Weird. Defending American values is a top priority, yet Walsh doesn't see his family as part of that. Not only is he behind in his child support, but he also declined the Congressional health insurance plan, leaving his current wife uninsured with a pre-existing condition. I sure hope she earns a decent salary since it had to be paid for out of pocket. I'm fairly certain it would be a mistake to expect the good Congressman to pay for much of anything.
I'm waiting with bated breath for the FRC to award Judge Adams their Father of the Year award. It can't be far behind this.