Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh hinted at the incitement of violence if GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump loses the November election.
Walsh tweeted that "it's time for civil disobedience on the right" if Trump loses the presidential election. He also tweeted Wednesday that he will be "grabbing his musket" in the event that the Republican party fails to take the White House this election cycle.
The former 8th district Republican congressman, who now hosts a conservative radio show, later told WMAQ that that his comment was meant to encourage conservatives to make their voices heard and remain politically active.
"We're going to protest and boycott and practice civil disobedience," he told the news outlet. "We may start a third party."
Back in July, the former Tea Party congressman drew ire for an incendiary Twitter comment following the attack on Dallas police officers.
"3 Dallas Cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you," Walsh tweeted and then later deleted.
The congressman later walked back the comments in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.
"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," the former congressman told the newspaper, adding, "It would end my career and it's wrong. I would never say anything as reprehensible as that."