Former Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh has dropped his primary bid against President Trump for the White House, he announced Friday.
“I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is just getting started. I’m committed to doing everything I can to defeat Trump and his enablers this November. I can’t do it alone,” Walsh, 58, tweeted.
In an exit interview with CNN, he said he would be supporting the 2020 Democratic nominee in the fall, spending the rest of the cycle encouraging centrist Republicans and independents to do the same. He suggested former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar were the most palatable to members of the GOP such as him.
“Donald Trump is a dictator, he’s a king. He literally is the greatest threat to our country right now. Any Democrat would be better than Trump in the White House. That’s not an easy thing for me to say, but that tells you how seriously this moment is,” he said, without endorsing a specific candidate.