Cox sent out a message on his Twitter account saying that police should "use live ammunition" against the [Wisconsin] protesters.And people say politics are boring.
A staffer for the political news site Mother Jones sent a message back to the person, who was then only known by his online account name. Cox messaged back that the demonstrators were "political enemies" and "thugs."
"You're damned right I advocate deadly force," Cox wrote to the Mother Jones staffer.
Mother Jones has some screenshots of the former Deputy AG's comments here. His actual Twitter account is here. Do with it what you will.