Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2024. During an interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC News, Hutchinson stated that he wants to be the kind of leader that Americans want and that he believes he can do that.
Hutchinson is positioning himself as a candidate who appeals to the best of America, not the worst instincts. He plans to campaign hard and deliver his message of consistent conservatism, experience, and hope for America’s future to voters in Iowa and other early-voting states.
Hutchinson also commented on the indictment of Donald Trump by the Manhattan D.A. during the interview. He said that while it adds to the unpredictability of the race, the American people cannot be sidetracked by this controversy. Instead, voters need to focus on the issues, such as border security, the economy, and America’s leadership in the world.
Hutchinson believes that if Trump were to be indicted, he should drop out of the race for the sake of the office of the presidency. He believes that the office is more important than any individual person and that if criminal charges need to be answered, the office is always more important.