Former GOP Rep Is ‘Strongly, Strongly Considering’ a Primary Run Against Trump In 2020

A former Republican congressman said he is “strongly, strongly considering” a primary run against President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

During an interview with CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) — a Tea Party Republican who served one term in the House before being ousted by now-Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) — was asked by host John Berman if he’s going to run against the president in 2020.

Walsh said that he was “strongly, strongly considering it” and that if a person were going to challenge Trump in the primary, they would need to do it “soon.”

“I’m strongly, strongly considering it,” said the former congressman. “[…] If somebody’s going to get in there and go after him, John, it’s got to be done soon. You’re running out of time.”

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The Illinois Republican continued on to claim that the U.S. was in “urgent times.”

“But more importantly: these are not conventional times, look at the guy in the White House,” said Walsh. “These are urgent times. Somebody needs to make that case. I have yet to hear any potential Republican make that case.”

Walsh was then asked “why wouldn’t” he mount a primary challenge against the president “at this point” based on how strong his feelings were toward Trump.

The Illinois Republican said that “may” run for the Oval Office against the president and that if he did mount a challenge, he would “do it soon.”

“I may,” replied Walsh. “I just don’t know yet, John. I don’t know yet. But it’s got to be done soon, and if I do it, I will do it soon.”

Walsh was then asked why it was “important” that he be the “kind of guy” that can “punch” Trump “rhetorically.”

The former congressman responded to by calling Trump a “bully” and a “coward” and proclaiming that he would “punch him” because the “only way to beat a bully” is to do so.

“Trump’s a bully. And he’s a coward,” said Walsh. “And the only way that you beat a bully and beat a coward is to expose them, is to punch them. […] I’d punch him every single day.”

Currently, the president is facing one potential Republican primary challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld (R). However; former Governor Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is mulling a run, as well.

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Screwtape
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The fact that he was NOT re-elected, did nothing significant during his ONE term, and now wants attention by opposing the Bad Orange Man says he’s a RINO. That and he’s from IL. *ahem* “Republicans” from Blue zones tend to be moderate Dims at best. Consider Mitt Romney.

Recall that the Tea Party *ahem* vetted some really questionable candidates, including witches, rape apologists, and whack jobs.

Otis
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I love Joe Walsh!! Oh…The musician, not this moron from Illinois.who has better chance of ruling in Hell than becoming POTUS.

John
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John

yeah right and he’s going to get anywhere

William Conley
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William Conley

Why he kept using feelings over actual actions is because he was paid to come on CNN and talk shit about Trump. That’s literally their go to line hey who can we bring on today who dislikes trump and will just spew garbage with us for an hour or so? I mean they brought on a guy who served one term years ago who is republican in name only to stir their agenda pot. He won’t make an official announcement because then he has to pay and actually campaign why would he when he can sit around being a mouthpiece… Read more »

Lee Jenkins
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Yet another genius from the ranks of the Never Trumpers who don’t mind handing a victory to the Dems as long as they can get a little publicity for themselves. Go away.

Lee Jenkins
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Oh, wow, yet another loser from the ranks of the never-Trumpers. “Bolsa d’irrigation vaginal.”

William
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Hey Joe…you couldn’t cut it as a Congressman and your constituents thought you were nuts…now we know you are. As a radio jockey you don’t have a thousand bucks to jingle in your pocket and you think you are going to go up against Trump with a hundred million in his campaign pocket? Perhaps you are a treatreous RINO who, like Biden believes “Truth over Facts” and like most RINOS I wonder if your radio career will survive when you fail and Karma hits you between the eyes…

Mark Schlesinger
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Stick to the Eagles.

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