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Former Congressman on Dallas Police Shooting: “This Is Now War. Watch Out Obama.”

Here’s former Rep. Joe Walsh, a one-term Illinois Tea Party darling, responding to news on Thursday that snipers had shot and killed Dallas police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest:

This was quickly deleted and later explained away as follows:

Walsh made a small name for himself back in the day by going all bitchcakes on a constituent. He gave up his seat to Tammy Duckworth in 2013, whereupon he scored himself a goldbugs-and-fascism drivetime radio show from which he once got booted supposedly for saying “nigger.” A lot of subtext is going to become text in the next few days. Seems only right for Walsh to have gotten us started.

See more of Slate’s coverage of the Dallas shooting.