Former Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, both of which are running against Donald Trump in the Republican primaries, called out the GOP on Friday after it cancelled their 2020 primaries and caucuses in four states just to tend to Trump’s needs.
Walsh and Weld are accusing the GOP of rigging the election in Trump’s favor as a result of these impending moves.
“Trump and his allies and the Republican National Committee [RNC] are doing whatever they can do to eliminate primaries in certain states and make it very difficult for primary challengers to get on the ballot in a number of states,” Walsh told Politico.
Walsh said the RNC should be “ashamed,” adding that the move shows “Trump is afraid of a serious primary challenge because he knows his support is very soft.”
The former lawmaker said that primary elections are important and “competition within parties is good.” Walsh added that he intends to be on the ballot in every state “no matter what the RNC and Trump allies try to do.”
“We also intend to loudly call out this undemocratic bull on a regular basis,” Walsh added.
Weld also released a statement on the issue.
According to Politico, Weld in a statement said, “We don’t elect presidents by acclamation in America. Donald Trump is doing his best to make the Republican Party his own personal club. Republicans deserve better.”