Ex-Congressman Walsh on Dallas shootings: “This is now war”

Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh served one term in Congress from 2011 to 2013. (Photo courtesy Wikipedia)

By WJBC Staff

CHICAGO – In response to the killing of five police officers and the wounding of seven others, former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh posted on Twitter “This is now war.”

The Chicago Tribune reports in a post that has been deleted Walsh said “Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you.”

While that post was removed, in a subsequent tweet Walsh called the shooters “uneducated black thugs” and said President Obama’s words and the Black Lives Matter’s “deeds have gotten cops killed.”

Walsh served one term in Congress representing Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs before being voted out in 2013.

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