News from Politicon 2019

This weekend Joe was in Nashville, TN for Politicon 2019. Here is some news you may have missed from his discussion!

Washington Examiner: 'I don't give a damn!': Trump GOP challengers clash over impeachment

In a Saturday morning panel discussion at the 2019 POLITICON in Nashville, billed as a "Republican Presidential Candidate Discussion," long-shot GOP candidates Bill Weld, Mark Sanford, and Joe Walsh strongly disagreed how Congress should move forward with impeachment proceedings against the president.

While all candidates agreed that the best path forward for the Republican Party and the country was to have Trump out of office, former South Carolina Gov. Sanford suggested that the most effective measure would be to avoid impeachment...

...Sanford suggested that rather than impeachment, the president should be censured for asking Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden, a move he felt would more effectively sour Trump's image with voters in 2020. 

"I don't give a damn how impeachment plays politically!" Walsh exclaimed in response to whether moving forward with impeachment was likely to end Trump's presidency. "You do what's right!"

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld agreed with Walsh that impeachment was the best move to go forward, but he was more restrained in his input. "The president is not only impeachable, but he is removable."

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Daily Mail: Donald Trump challenger Joe Walsh said he could pick a DEMOCRAT as his vice president and wants to rehire Defense Secretary Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis

Joe Walsh, who is running for president as a Republican in an effort to oust President Trump, said he'd consider putting a Democrat on the ticket.   

'I think post-Trump it's going to take extraordinary steps to try and unify this country, maybe even a Republican presidential nominee and a Democrat vice presidential candidate, along with them,' Walsh said at Politicon Saturday.

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Nashville Tennessean: 'Never Trump' GOP presidential candidate Joe Walsh says Republicans should consider a Democratic running mate

"Never Trump" Republican presidential challenger Joe Walsh said his party nominee should consider choosing a Democrat as a running mate as a way to unify the country.

Walsh, a former Illinois congressman, said in Nashville that he would consider doing so, but could not yet name a Democrat he would invite to join him on a ticket.

"Post-Trump, it's going to take extraordinary steps to try and unify this country," Walsh said. "Maybe even a Republican presidential nominee and a Democrat vice presidential candidate, along with them."

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NPR: At Political Forum, Trump Challengers Mount Longshot Primary Campaigns

Three Republicans who are challenging Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination met this weekend at Politicon, a political forum in Nashville.

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