Joe Walsh 'honored' to have George Conway as informal adviser in challenge to Trump

Joe Walsh 'honored' to have George Conway as informal adviser in challenge to Trump
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Former Rep. Joe WalshJoe Walsh2020 Presidential Candidates Trump campaign takes steps to ensure critics are not represented at 2020 convention Sunday shows - Second whistleblower grabs spotlight MORE (Ill.), one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE's Republican primary challengers, says conservative lawyer and frequent Trump critic George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy George Conway, conservative attorneys urge House to move quickly on impeachment George Conway: 'Garbage' White House defense 'virtually guarantees' Trump impeachment MORE is informally giving him campaign advice. 

"I am honored to have his advice. I speak with him often. He's a wonderful adviser," Walsh said of Conway in an interview with CNN.  "As far as any formal role with our campaign, I would only be so lucky as to have somebody like George Conway involved."

He didn't say whether Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy Stephen Miller defends Trump, accuses Democrats of 'witch hunt part two' George Conway, conservative attorneys urge House to move quickly on impeachment MORE, would join his campaign in an official capacity. 

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Walsh has tried to recruit George Conway to his campaign, The New York Times reported last month. George Conway reportedly told Walsh he would consider the proposal, but did not make any commitments.

"I know George Conway, and I speak to George Conway often, and he is genuinely and I mean frightened for where this country is going under Trump," Walsh told CNN. "That's all we focus on, and I'm indebted to have his help and advice. He truly is a great American."

Walsh declined to talk about the dynamic between George and Kellyanne Conway, according to CNN, as joining the campaign would pit him against his wife's boss.

George Conway often criticizes and insults the president on Twitter, recently writing that the Cabinet should declare Trump unfit to be president.

Walsh last month became the second person to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination, following Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldAnalysis: Warren and Booker most cyber-aware 2020 candidates Trump campaign takes steps to ensure critics are not represented at 2020 convention Ex-GOP lawmaker sues South Carolina Republican Party for canceling 2020 primary MORE (R). The president, however, has continued to have support from most Republicans. A recent Morning Consult poll found that 85 percent of them approved of him. 

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