And here it is -
Joe Walsh’s oldest son, 25-year old Joe, read a statement from himself and his siblings.
Below is the letter that Walsh’s son read:
Dear Ms. Duckworth,
Yesterday, we like many people saw your TV commercial attacking our family.
While it is understandable campaigns can be heated, and at times things can turn negative, we would have hoped that a private family issue that our parents resolved on their own, over seven months ago, would not be the centerpiece of your campaign.
While we didn’t grow up rich both our mom and dad were always there for us and pretty much every dollar they earned went toward us kids.
They sacrificed much to send us to Catholic grade school and Loyola Academy for high school.
Both of our parents were always around and made clear we were the most important things in their lives.
Our Dad coached us in football, baseball, and basketball, took us on trips to visit college, and along with our mom, helped make us the young adults we have become.
Our Mom and Dad didn’t agree on everything, but even during and after the divorce they made clear to us that we were their priority.
After the divorce, they each continued to do their best to provide for us financially and emotionally.
Most of all, they both made us their priority during the public child support dispute last year by not discussing the case or us in public and this past April, they privately resolved their differences, once again keeping us out of the news.
That’s why we are so disappointed and hurt that you would publicly attack our family with these lies and hurtful things you’re saying about him.
Our parents took care of their issues months ago and now you have decided to bring this issue up again purely for political gain, despite the pain it causes us kids.
The pain you cause our family by spending millions of dollars falsely accusing our dad of something that was not true and was resolved months ago, is clearly something that you could never understand.
We understand that politics is a rough business but these ads are wrong and very hurtful to us. It’s wrong you’re saying these untrue things about our Dad.
Please Ms. Duckworth, try to win this campaign by focusing on issues where you disagree with our Dad.
But don’t attack him as a Father. He was and is a wonderful Father.
Please pull these TV ads.
It’s just not right to be doing what you are doing.
Joe Walsh 25 years old
Megan Walsh 21 years old
Patrick Walsh 18 years old