Politics

Five Other Over-The-Top Things Rep. Joe Walsh Said Recently

Radical Islam “is here. It’s in Elk Grove, it’s in Addison, it’s in Elgin,” the suburban Chicago Congressman said Wednesday.

1. “There are evil people, all over the world, in probably every town in my Congressional District, who are trying to get their hands on weapons, to kill Americans.”

2. “All Jesse Jackson is trying to do is keep African Americans down on some plantation.”

3. Rep. Walsh referred to President Obama as “son.”

4. Democrats’ mission is to make minorities “dependent” on the government.

5. Obama was elected because “he pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt.”

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John Stanton is a senior national correspondent for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.
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