Former GOP congressman Joe Walsh is expected to announce a bid to primary President Donald Trump and he’s enlisting an old friend who is most notably not a fan of the president: George Conway, husband of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway.
Walsh met with Conway Thursday and asked him to join his budding campaign in a senior position, The New York Times reports. Walsh is expected to announce his primary bid as early as this weekend, reports say.
And Conway is reportedly considering the possibility, Mediaite reports.
“I think Walsh’s plan to attack Trump for his dishonesty, amorality, instability, and incompetence is absolutely the right approach, and I’ll do whatever I can to help,” Conway told The Times.
At this point, Conway hasn’t discussed whether he’ll join the campaign.
There’s a note of urgency in Walsh’s plans, USA Today reports.
“I’m strongly, strongly considering it. That’s — again, I’m not trying to be cute or coy,” Walsh, who’s also a conservative radio show host, said. “I’ve told you before — if somebody’s going to get in there and go after him…it’s got to be done soon.”
And if he runs, Walsh, formerly of Illinois, will be the second Republican to challenge Trump. Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, who ran on the Libertarian ticket for vice president in 2016 is the first Republican to have thrown his hat in the ring.
If Conway decides to help Walsh, this will be the first time he’s worked on a political campaign, and undoubtedly more of his Twitter criticisms of Trump will go viral. He’s already burned Trump a number of times on Twitter. I’m including the doozy he zinged Trump with after the president absurdly “ordered” American companies to leave China, as his tweets below revealed.
….all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!). Fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans a year. President Xi said this would stop – it didn’t. Our Economy, because of our gains in the last 2 1/2 years, is MUCH larger than that of China. We will keep it that way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
Conway using the hashtag #Iherebyorder addressed this adroitly, and it would be funny if we weren’t in such an alarming situation.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 23, 2019
The 25th Amendment sets in stone the legal process of removing a president so Conway, who’s a lawyer has a good point here. Trump’s behavior is becoming increasingly erratic and Walsh and Weld may not be the only Republicans to run against him. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), a prominent “Never Trumper” is also considering running, as is former Ohio governor and noted Republican John Kasich.
With 21 Democratic candidates now in the running, the situation is beginning to seem a little brighter, and whatever happens in 2020 it’s imperative to get Trump out of office because he’s clearly a danger to the U.S. and the planet.
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