Earlier this week, former Republican lawmaker Joe Walsh stunned Twitter when he posted an ominous, threatening message on his account.

Many responded in outrage and even fear that Walsh, who represents the worst of Trump’s supporters, would make such an outright threatening statement.

When asked for follow-up, Walsh replied that he actually didn’t think a musket would be that effective, but that it was time that the right engaged in some “civil disobedience.”

Walsh appeared two days later on CNN’s “New Day” to discuss his comments, and Cuomo did not give him an easy time.

Said Cuomo:

“Words matter, context matters. You say, ‘This is now war, watch out Obama, watch out Black Lives Matter punks, real America’s coming after you.’ You only take this one way — you take it provocatively. Trump is the master of this, and you have to now argue whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. You tell me why it’s good.”


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