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

Ex-congressman mocked, slammed for call to arms

(Newser) - A former GOP congressman claims he will be taking up arms—antiquated ones—if Hillary Clinton wins the election. "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump," Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday. "On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket. You in?" Walsh, who represented... More »

Ex-Lawmaker After Dallas Shootings: 'Watch Out Obama'

Joe Walsh insists he wasn't trying to incite violence

(Newser) - Joe Walsh, a Republican congressman who represented an Illinois district from 2011 to 2013, is stirring things up with his reaction to this week's violence. Late Thursday, reacting to the shootings of police officers in Dallas and President Obama's angry response to the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling... More »

'Misled' Joe Walsh Pulls Out of Playing GOP Convention

He doesn't take it easy with his reasoning, either

(Newser) - Someone's already contesting the Republican National Convention—or at least his role in it. Eagles guitarist and keyboardist Joe Walsh is backing out of playing a July 18 concert in Cleveland to kick off the convention, saying now that he was misled about why he was asked to play,... More »

Congressman: 'Life of the Mother' Never an Issue

Joe Walsh: No reason for abortion, ever

(Newser) - Looks like Joe Walsh won't be getting off Jon Stewart's list of the craziest guys in Congress any time soon: Last night in a debate with his opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois rep and Tea Party favorite explained that he is "pro-life without exception." He... More »

Stewart's Guide to the Craziest Congressmen

Featuring Todd Akin, evolution-basher Paul Broun, and more

(Newser) - On last night's Daily Show , Jon Stewart took a break from the presidential race to focus on some of Congress' top nutjobs. Leading the pack of "magnificent bastards": Todd Akin of "legitimate rape" fame, who suggests that the female body has "magical powers." In fact,... More »

Joe Walsh Blasts Crippled Iraq Vet for Touting Service

Tammy Duckworth lost both legs in the war

(Newser) - Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh is taking heat today for accusing opponent Tammy Duckworth—who lost both her legs in Iraq—of talking about her military service too much. In a video that started circulating online yesterday, the GOP rep said John McCain had been admirably reluctant to discuss his military... More »

Tea Party Fiscal Hawk's Finances Stink

Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh may not practice what he preaches

(Newser) - Rep. Joe Walsh is known for a few things: Being a Tea Partier , calling President Obama an "idiot," and talking—a lot—about how badly Democrats and Republicans are handling the economy (earlier this month he claimed GOP leaders are "afraid to fight for this country").... More »

Tea Party Congressman to Skip Obama's Jobs Speech

Joe Walsh of Illinois says he would just be a political 'prop'

(Newser) - Hoping today's dismal employment report will ignite a bipartisan fight to create jobs? Yeah, good luck with that. Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois says he is skipping President Obama's joint session of Congress because it will be a waste of time, reports the Chicago Tribune . "... More »

Tea Partier Joe Walsh Wins in Illinois

Democrat concedes 8th District

(Newser) - Republicans' historic House win just got bigger. Democrat Melissa Bean has conceded Illinois' 8th district to Tea Party-backed Republican Joe Walsh, the Huffington Post reports. Bean, an incumbent who had been widely expected to win, called to congratulate Walsh after the counting of absentee ballots today left her nearly 300... More »

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