“I’m on the right, and I’m hugely disappointed that challenge hasn’t yet materialized,” Walsh writes.
Walsh told CNN’s John Berman on Thursday that he knows “a lot of good people are thinking about primarying Trump,” without naming names.
“It’s got to be the moral case. This has got to be a mission. This guy is unfit to be President,” Walsh said.
He argued that what Republicans need is “somebody to stick their neck out and say, ‘Enough. Enough, President Trump. We’re tired of the lies. We’re tired of the bullying. We’re tired of the cruelty. Enough.’ Somebody has to break that impasse.”
In his op-ed, Walsh accuses Trump of being a “racial arsonist who encourages bigotry and xenophobia to rouse his base and advance his electoral prospects.”
“One of the reasons I wrote this op-ed was to apologize — to apologize for the role that I played in putting an unfit con man in the White House,” Walsh said on CNN Thursday.
“The country was divided before Trump that’s why we got Trump. I was at the head of that divide talking about and pushing ideas I believed in,” Walsh added. “I was pushing ideas that I believed in. I’ve been very outspoken. Oftentimes, I stepped over the line.”
Walsh said the election of Trump has made him realize “how ugly our side — both sides can get — but how ugly I’ve been. It’s caused me to reflect, and no longer engage in personal attacks and just focus on the policy differences.”