‘He can’t bully a pandemic’: Tea party ex-congressman reveals why coronavirus is finally bringing down Trump
Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

On Thursday, former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) pointed out the simple reason why the coronavirus outbreak is finally proving the limits of President Donald Trump's political invincibility.


Simply put: Trump may be able to get out of most problems by intimidating others — but there's no intimidating a deadly disease.

Walsh, who served one term in Congress after the "tea party" wave of 2010, has become one of Trump's most vocal critics from the right. He supported the impeachment inquiry, and ran a short-lived presidential campaign against Trump in the GOP primary.