It wasn’t long ago that former congressman Joe Walsh was in TROFIRE headlines for saying that electing President Obama was the most racist action the United States has ever taken – including slavery.

Now, Walsh has rocketed to the front page of our publication for shooting off an ill-thought-out tweet which directly threatens the POTUS and declares a “war.”

Walsh sent out a tweet late Thursday evening, blaming the Black Lives Matter movement and the president for the shootings in Dallas which killed 5 police officers and injured several others.

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Walsh claims that Twitter made him delete the message and maintains that he stands by it, with a bit of a caveat.

“Of course I didn’t mean ‘let’s go kill Obama and Black Lives Matter.’ I was not trying to incite violence against Obama and Black Lives Matter. That’s crazy and stupid and wrong. It would end my career and it’s wrong. I would never say anything as reprehensible as that.”

Sure, Walsh.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com