With Laura Trump officially out of the North Carolina Senate race for the seat currently held by Senator Burr (R-N.C.), the Donald Trump endorsement is a hot ticket.
Former Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) hoped that ticket would go to him, but Trump instead chose to endorse Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.).
Walker did not take the snub well, and he came out firing against both Trump and a big PAC that put its money behind Budd.
Trump recently took a hit in Texas with the loss of Wright to Ellzey, but he still holds the hot hand, and Walker knows this.
Walker even admitted as much, stating, “He’s still the most impactful Republican in the GOP.”
However, his pandering did not work to get Trump’s endorsement, so now Walker is on the attack.
After both Trump and the Club for Growth threw their support behind Budd, Walker called him a “bad candidate.”
He also stated that both Trump and the PAC made a big mistake because Budd will jeopardize the seat, possibly allowing Democrats to take the seat and give Democrats a true majority in the Senate.
Walked believes that Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, was behind it, insinuating that Meadows is pulling Trump’s strings.
He stated, “When I endorsed Madison Cawthorn over Mark Meadows’s wife’s best friend, I think that created a situation where this was an opportunity for a little payback.
“I did what was right. The repercussions probably cost me President Trump’s endorsement.”
After Walked also slammed the PAC, claiming they were backing an unelectable candidate, the PAC fired right back.
Joe Kildea, spokesman for Club for Growth Action, stated, “Classic Mark Walker, unelectable and trying to make everything about himself. If we had a nickel for every time he begged us for money or an endorsement, we would probably have more cash than he has in the bank for his campaign.”
Trump nor Meadows have responded to the comments by Walker… yet.
Source: Washington Examiner