Walsh Floats Third Party Bid When GOP Campaign Inevitably Fizzles

Former congressman and 2020 Republican candidate Joe Walsh, who will almost certainly not capture the GOP nomination, indicated Wednesday that he sees a third-party bid as a real option.

“Then who knows?” he said in response to a hypothetical that he doesn’t win the Republican nod, posed by Real Clear Politics. “I think there is certainly room for a viable third-party challenge next year.”

Waslh has morphed from a Tea Party firebrand to Trump moralizer in recent years, becoming a regular presence on cable news. Some of his past outrageous comments include saying young male Muslim immigrants should be “profiled.”

Walsh announced his run last weekend, already prompting a tweet from the President. He and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R) are officially in the race, with former Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) mulling a challenge.

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