'Shame on you': Ex-tea party congressman slams Rush Limbaugh for claiming coronavirus is being overhyped to hurt Trump
Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh drew fury after suggesting that the media is "gleeful" about the coronavirus pandemic out of hope that it will damage President Donald Trump — and his suggestion that the virus isn't really that bad.


One of the voices condemning him was former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), a tea party conservative who himself used to host a right-wing talk radio program:

Walsh, who served in Congress from 2011 to 2013, has emerged as a prominent critic of Trump from the right, and briefly mounted a primary challenge against the president.