Former Tea Party Republican and one-term congressman Joe Walsh has ended his campaign against President Trump in the GOP presidential primary.
According to The Hill:
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has ended his primary campaign against President Trump for the Republican Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, after receiving just one percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses.
Walsh announced the end of his longshot campaign on CNN’s “New Day.”
“I am ending my candidacy for president of the United States,” he told CNN’s John Berman. “I got into this because I thought it was really important that there was a Republican — a Republican — out there every day calling out this president for how unfit he is.”
Joe Walsh calls the GOP a “cult”: “(Trump’s) a threat to this country. He can’t be stopped within the Republican party. … The conservative media world, Fox News and all the rest wouldn’t give me the time of day. … They bow down in front of their king” https://t.co/ff5IuwAZzg pic.twitter.com/5EkjDcSokm
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“It’s Trump’s party,” he added. “It’s not a party, it’s a cult.”
Walsh called Trump a “threat” to the country continuing the hyperbole against Trump used by the Democrats. Republican Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusets is now the only GOP challenger left.
Walsh was a Trump supporter in 2016 but changed his tune while he was falling from grace for controversial statements.