Joe Walsh served as a Republican Congressman in Illinois’ 8th District from 2011 to 2013. He was a member of the Tea Party and also a frequent critic of Barack Obama. Following his time as a politician he became a conservative radio show host.
After a period of time, Walsh has also become a serious critic of Donald Trump. Today, the radio host penned a New York Times op-ed claiming that the GOP needs a serious primary challenger to the President.
Trump does have at least one primary challenger in former Massachusetts Governor, Bill Weld. According to Walsh, though, Weld leans more to the center and a more right leaning candidate is needed.
Walsh says the soon after the President was elected:
“I gave him a fair hearing, and tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. But I soon realized that I couldn’t support him because of the danger he poses to the country, especially the division he sows at every chance, culminating a few weeks ago in his ugly, racist attack on four minority congresswomen.”
The former Congressman then writes, “And despite what his enablers claim, Mr. Trump isn’t a conservative. He’s reckless on fiscal issues; he’s incompetent on the border; he’s clueless on trade; he misunderstands executive power; and he subverts the rule of law. It’s his poor record that makes him most worthy of a primary challenge.”
Walsh finished the piece by directly addressing Trump, “Enough, sir. We’ve had enough of your indecency,” writes Walsh. “We’ve had enough of your lies, your bullying, your cruelty, enough of your insults, your daily drama, your incitement, enough of the danger you place this country in every single day. We don’t want any of this anymore, and the country certainly can’t stand four more years of it.”
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