Joe Walsh has already been shut out of a dozen upcoming Republican primaries in his 2020 challenge to President Donald Trump, and on Thursday he found a closed door at the national party’s headquarters as well.
“Right now, this party, my party, is disenfranchising millions of Republican voters all over the country,” he said, standing in front of the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington and across the street from the Cannon House Office Building, where he once had an office.
Chicago Maroon (University of Chicago): Joe Walsh (M.P.P. '91), 2020 Hopeful, Talks About Trump's Effect on the Republicans at IOP
At a discussion in Ida Noyes Hall on Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh (M.P.P. '91) discussed Donald Trump's presidency and the effect that it has had on Republicans throughout the United States, while also praising Minnesota senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. He was interviewed by Monica Davey, the Chicago bureau chief for The New York Times.
The Hill: Walsh plans protest at RNC headquarters over 'nakedly anti-Democratic' primary cancellations
Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman who launched a primary challenge against President Trump, is planning to protest several state Republican parties' moves to exclude Trump's GOP challengers from their primary ballots.
Walsh said in a news release that he and some his supporters would gather at the Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning to confront the organization over what he branded as a "nakedly anti-Democratic" effort. The one-term congressman said that he planned the gathering after RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel ignored his requests to meet and discuss the cancellation of the primaries.
Two Democrats and one Republican turned out for a political forum in Davenport on Sunday. Sponsored by a social justice organization, Gamaliel of Illinois and Iowa, Bernie Sanders, John Delaney, and Joe Walsh were given time to make brief statements.
But most of their time was spent answering questions.
A democratic socialist, a Republican and an ex-CEO walked into an Iowa auditorium Sunday.
That's not the setup to a joke, but the premise of a presidential forum held in Davenport three weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
At the three-hour People’s Caucus forum, activists from a coalition of social justice groups asked questions of three presidential candidates — Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's running as a Democrat; former U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland; and Republican former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois — whose campaigns are as different from one another as any in the 2020 race.