Joe Walsh: ‘If Trump Loses, I’m Grabbing My Musket’

Former Illinois congressman and conservative radio host Joe Walsh appeared to invite armed insurrection when he tweeted that he was “grabbing his musket” if Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump in the presidential election.

“On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump,” Walsh tweeted. “On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket.”

“@WalshFreedom what exactly does that mean?” CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted in reply.

“@jaketapper It means protesting,” Walsh tweeted. “Participating in acts of civil disobedience. Doing what it takes to get our country back.”

Walsh’s rhetoric comes as Americans are already nervous about what will happen on and after Election Day. Trump’s insistence that the election is “rigged,” and his statement at the last debate that he would keep America “in suspense” about whether or not he will accept the results, have left some in fear that violence could flare up if his supporters refuse to accept the outcome.

More than half of Americans expressed concern about violence on election day according to a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday.

Walsh dismissed another Twitter user’s concern that his call to arms could draw the attention of the Secret Service saying, “They understand that a musket hasn’t been used in battle in almost 200 years.”

Metaphorically, I meant grab your muskets, if Trump loses, man, we’re going to do what we have to do. We’re going to protest and boycott and practice civil disobedience. We may start a third party.”


Joe Walsh: ‘If Trump Loses, I’m Grabbing My Musket’
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