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 WalshThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out The Memo: 'Hillbilly Elegy' author binds himself to Trump after past criticism Joe Walsh says radio show canceled due to Trump criticism MORE (Ill.), one of President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in 'honor' of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG's pursuit of Trump MORE's Republican primary challengers, says conservative lawyer and frequent Trump critic George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: DeSantis plans for new police force to monitor elections 'just pathetic' George Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large 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 ConwayPennsylvania Republican David McCormick launches Senate campaign McCormick drawing support from Trump alumni ahead of Pennsylvania Senate bid Christie says Trump, Meadows should have warned him of positive COVID-19 test 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) WeldMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection Youngkin should blaze a post-Trump trail for the GOP The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? 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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