A former Illinois congressman said Friday he’s standing by a Twitter post he sent after the fatal shooting of police officers in Dallas in which he said President Barack Obama should “Watch out” and “Real America is coming after you.”
Joe Walsh told The Associated Press on Friday he didn’t intend to incite violence against Obama or anyone else.
“That’s just stupid, and even worse than that, that would be wrong and reprehensible,” he said.
The one-term Republican congressman and syndicated radio talk show host from suburban Chicago is known for his often-provocative comments.
He posted the tweet Thursday night after five police officers were killed and seven wounded in an ambush-style attack during a protest of fatal shootings of black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana.
It also stated, “This is now war” and “Watch out black lives matter punks.”