Joe Walsh: Republicans are 'prostrated before their king' Trump

Former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshMark Sanford debates cardboard cutout of Trump to protest South Carolina canceling its GOP primary Joe Walsh: GOP is a 'cult' and Trump a 'would-be dictator' RNC spokeswoman on 2020 GOP primary cancellations: 'This is not abnormal' MORE (R-Ill.), who is running a primary challenge against President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE, slammed the GOP officials Monday for allowing state Republican parties to cancel their primaries and caucuses.

“They’re on their knees prostrated before their king,” Walsh told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “This is absolute undemocratic bullshit.”

Walsh added that Trump is “in cahoots with the Republican Party to disenfranchise voters” and that Republicans are “denying Americans the right to vote” by canceling nominating contests. 

“Forget about the money, forget about all of that. That’s a bunch of BS,” he said. “They’re doing this because they’re afraid. The Republican Party is afraid because this president is imploding every single day.”

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Walsh’s comments come after Republican parties in Kansas, South Carolina and Arizona announced over the weekend that they were canceling their nominating contests in a boost for Trump. Nevada will reportedly follow suit.

The state parties have argued that canceling the proceedings will save money that can be put toward other races.

Walsh told MSNBC’s Ari Melber last week that allowing states to cancel primaries and caucuses is “undemocratic BS,” adding: “This is not North Korea or Russia. Donald Trump is trying to eliminate elections.”

Walsh was a vocal supporter of Trump during his 2016 campaign and early on in his presidency, but he has since grown increasingly critical of the president before announcing his GOP primary challenge. Walsh is joined by former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Rep. Mark SanfordMarshall (Mark) Clement SanfordMark Sanford debates cardboard cutout of Trump to protest South Carolina canceling its GOP primary Joe Walsh: GOP is a 'cult' and Trump a 'would-be dictator' RNC spokeswoman on 2020 GOP primary cancellations: 'This is not abnormal' MORE (R-S.C.) in challenging Trump in the primary.