In a move that some are questioning could be a publicity stunt or cash grab, conservative radio host Joe Walsh is reportedly considering a primary run against Trump.
Per DailyHerald, Walsh, who once threatened on Twitter to take up arms if Trump wasn’t elected president, has been a vocal critic of the president in recent years, using his afternoon drive-time show on WIND 560-AM as a bully pulpit to rail against Trump and fellow Republicans who support the president.
Walsh did not return calls or emails seeking comment about his candidacy plans. However, Walsh appeared on CNN Thursday to say he is “strongly considering” a run because Republicans are “running out of time. But more importantly, these are not conventional times. Look at the guy in the White House. These are urgent times.”
NYPost reports Joe Walsh, a conservative radio host who served one term as an Illinois congressman, is inching toward challenging President Trump in a Republican primary.
“I’m strongly, strongly considering it. That’s — again, I’m not trying to be cute or coy. I’ve told you before — if somebody’s going to get in there and go after him … it’s got to be done soon,” Walsh, 57, said Thursday on CNN.
“You’re running out of time. But more importantly, these are not conventional times. Look at the guy in the White House. These are urgent times,” said Walsh, who last week apologized for his role in helping elect an “unfit con man.”
Walsh, who was elected in 2010 as part of the Tea Party movement, said he voted for Trump in 2016 only because Trump wasn’t Hillary Clinton.
But he said he changed his views after Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, last year in which he sided with the Russian strongman over his own intelligence community’s assessments of meddling in the election.
When asked when he’ll decide on whether to challenge Trump, Walsh said, “Labor Day’s in what — a week. If you want to get in, you’ve got to get in within the next week or so.”
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com