• Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, who’s one of three Republicans trying to challenge President Trump in the 2020 presidential election, said on Friday “that it’s time for Republicans to have a gut-check following Democrats’ launch of a formal impeachment inquiry this week.”
  • During a CNN interview with Brianna Keilar, Walsh said: “All Donald Trump cares about is Donald Trump. And this [Trump] phone call, what we learned this week makes it clear.”
  • Walsh also said that Trump is “giving his middle finger to the American people by pushing Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a top political rival, noting that interference in U.S. elections by foreign governments has been a major concern following Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.”
  • Walsh said: “If there’s one issue, Brianna, that has been eating at this country for the last three years, it’s foreign interference in our election. And here’s the president of the United States just a couple months ago on this call — it’s quite literally like he’s giving his middle finger to the American people.”
  • Walsh said of Trump: “‘I don’t care about that. I’m going to ask another government to interfere in our 2020 election. I dare you to come get me.’ He’s giving the country the middle finger and Republicans better understand that.”
  • Also, on Friday, “Walsh came to the defense of the whistleblower as Trump and his GOP allies continued to accuse the whistleblower of acting based on secondhand information.”
  • Walsh added “that all whistleblowers should be praised and revered by Americans.”
  • Walsh is “a former one-term Republican congressman and conservative talk radio host.” Polls continue to show “Trump with broad support within the GOP, with Walsh and two other Republicans who have announced primary campaigns against him in 2020 receiving single-digit support.”
  • In a recent poll put out by Emerson, “Walsh received about 5 percent support” and is considered a long-shot.

Reference Links

  • Breitbart: Joe Walsh: Trump’s ‘Giving His Middle Finger to the American People’ READ
  • The Hill: GOP challenger Joe Walsh: Trump is ‘giving the country the middle finger’ READ
  • Mediaite: Joe Walsh: Republicans Need to Understand Trump’s ‘Giving the Country the Middle Finger’ READ
  • Washington Times: Joe Walsh, Trump primary challenger: President giving the ‘middle finger’ to the country READ

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