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The double standard is jarring!
Former GOP Congressman Joe Walsh is showing his true colors once again.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is continuing to slip at the polls as voters across the country prepare to elect the next U.S. president in less than two weeks, and it seems his right-wing counterparts are just as flustered as he is about the election outcome. Former congressman Walsh has a well-documented history of causing public controversy with his racist and prejudiced comments, but he recently took things to another level with a threatening tweet encouraging violence should Trump not emerge victorious on November 8.
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.
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He later reiterated the thought with several follow-up tweets, suggesting that Republicans engage in what he describes as “civil disobedience.”
I'm serious. I don't think a musket would do much good these days, but it's time for civil disobedience on the right. https://t.co/ThJPEbALWZ— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 26, 2016
@jaketapper It means protesting. Participating in acts of civil disobedience. Doing what it takes to get our country back.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 26, 2016
Funny how unarmed demonstrators calling for an end to unlawful police killings of African-Americans get arrested, yet a former member of Congress is free to incite violence and call for armed protests on a national platform without consequence.
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