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Walsh says he was 'offended' by joint congressional session

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  • U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh makes speaks at a small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.

      U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh makes speaks at a small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh talks to the media while holding his notes for the small business forum behind his back at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.

      U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh talks to the media while holding his notes for the small business forum behind his back at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh bounded back and forth to pick audience members to speak Tuesday night at a small-business forum in Schaumburg.

      U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh bounded back and forth to pick audience members to speak Tuesday night at a small-business forum in Schaumburg.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh makes a point to the people at the small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.

      U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh makes a point to the people at the small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg's Tony Domino sits outside Schaumburg's Prairie Center for the Arts with his protest sign and waits for U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh to exit from the business forum held on Thursday night.

      Schaumburg's Tony Domino sits outside Schaumburg's Prairie Center for the Arts with his protest sign and waits for U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh to exit from the business forum held on Thursday night.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh dons his microphone before he addresses the small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.

      U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh dons his microphone before he addresses the small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh calls a timeout on John Terrell of Lindenhurst as he makes his point at the small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.

      U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh calls a timeout on John Terrell of Lindenhurst as he makes his point at the small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh talks about President Barack Obama's speech at the small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.

      U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh talks about President Barack Obama's speech at the small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Congressman Joe Walsh makes his point as he speaks to a packed house of almost 100 people at small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.

      Congressman Joe Walsh makes his point as he speaks to a packed house of almost 100 people at small-business forum at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh stuck to his guns and skipped President Barack Obama's jobs speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Walsh said he boycotted the speech -- a move that garnered national attention -- because he was "offended" by Obama's request for a joint session.

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