Former Rep. Joe Walsh, who has announced a primary challenge against President Trump for the Republican nomination, called out other members of the GOP who are still supporting Trump Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
"This president deserves to be impeached. Jake, nobody from the White House and no high-level Republicans are on this show today because there's nothing to defend."
JOE WALSH (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: This president deserves to be impeached.
Jake, nobody from the White House and no high-level Republicans are on this show today because there is nothing to defend. This president betrayed his country again this week. Would I vote if I were in Congress on the inquiry? There is enough we know now to vote to impeach this president.
He stood on the White House lawn this week, Jake, and told two additional foreign governments to interfere in our election. That alone is impeachable.
This is a strong term I'm going to use, but I'm going to say it on purpose: Donald Trump is a traitor.
Now, I know there is a lot of talk about treason, right? People on both sides, Jake, have been irresponsible using that word treason. I'm not accusing this president of treason.
Our founders were very specific as to what treason is. But when you look at traitor more broadly defined, this president betrayed our country again this week. And it is not the first time he did it.
Excuse me. I don't know that we should move forward incrementally. This president needs to be impeached, Jake, just based on what he himself has said. And Republicans better get behind that.