Congressman Joe Walsh Tweets “This is now war” After Police Shooting In Dallas
This has been an emotionally charged week with additional names being added to the list of unarmed Black citizens killed by law enforcement, then Thursday evening the nation watched as police officers were gunned down in Dallas, Texas at what was supposed to be a peaceful protest.
Being emotional can lead to poor choices, but based on past statements made by former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh his call to action against President Obama and the #BlackLivesMatter movement was not just a poor emotional choice but something he stands by whole heartedly:
The tweet was later deleted and replaced by another, however, Friday morning in a Tribune interview Walsh shared that he was prompted to delete the tweet after receiving an electronic correspondence from Twitter stating his tweet seemed like it could incite violence His explanation, “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.”
He added: “It would end my career and it’s wrong. I would never say anything as reprehensible as that.”
Do you think the Secret Service will look further into the former Congressman and his tweets? Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback stated, “We are not providing any comment on that”.