‘I'm grabbing my musket’: Ex-congressman calls for uprising if Trump loses
“On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump,” Walsh tweeted. “On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.”
On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 26, 2016
On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.
The Tea Party activist has made many controversial statements in the past, like when he called for a race war after the Dallas police shootings in July.
He also said CNN and MSNBC journalists should be be beheaded in the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris because they didn’t show the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Walsh’s latest plan was met with mockery on social media.
@WalshFreedom I know man. muskets are just about as obsolete as the GOP.— Jason Klingensmith (@klinger2069) October 26, 2016
.@WalshFreedom This is the worst masturbation euphemism ever— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) October 26, 2016
.@WalshFreedom— RoughAcres /RL McKee (@RoughAcres) October 26, 2016
Encouraging others to violence does not serve America.
Your previous constituents wisely did not re-elect you.
I thank them.
Although some responses were more supportive of the idea.
Walsh stood by his statement, saying in a later tweet that he was “serious" and that "it's time for civil disobedience on the right.”