Actor James Cromwell walked back remarks about a violent “revolution” following a loss for the Democratic Party in next week’s midterms, saying they were “taken out of context,” FOX NEWS reports.
Cromwell, famous for his roles in “Babe,” “The Green Mile” and “American Horror Story,” faced major backlash after cautioning there would be “blood in the streets” if Republicans remain in control.
“This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state — all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism,” Cromwell said during a red carpet interview with Variety. “If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets.”
Not promoting violence, voting against it. You will never see me raising a fist. I’m a pacifist. My words were taken out of context. I’m worried about the blood of the dissent, protesters, more children shot at school, people shot while praying, for who they love and who they are.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.