U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh is leading a push to allow members of the House to use the phrases "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Hanukkah" in correspondence with constituents.
“We’re instructed that use of the phrase ‘Happy Holidays’ is allowed,” Walsh said, according to the Sun-Times. “This strikes me as political correctness run amok.”
The congressman is leading an effort to get the 1974 rule changed and is facing a tight deadline to do so as mailing have to go out 90 days before the primary, which in Illinois is March 20 — meaning the cutoff date is this Wednesday.
Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Demicratic candidate for the 8th congressional district, said Walsh's priorities are off base. “Let me get this straight: The payroll tax cut is expiring in 10 days,
and he’s worried about issues of religion? If that expires, it will cost
families $1,000 per household,” Krishnamoorthi told the Sun-Times.