(The Herald Post) – On Sunday, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his decision to run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Hutchinson’s announcement comes as he joins former President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in the race for the nomination. The former Arkansas governor shared his intentions during an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” emphasizing the desire for leadership that appeals to the best of America.
Hutchinson spoke with host Jonathan Karl, sharing his belief in the need for leaders who can bring out the best in the nation rather than appealing to its worst instincts. He explained that after traveling the country for six months, he has observed a strong desire for this type of leadership. Hutchinson plans to make a formal announcement in Bentonville, Arkansas, later this month.
In addition to his gubernatorial experience, Hutchinson has a background as a federal prosecutor. During the interview, he called for Trump to drop out of the race in light of his recent indictment, arguing that the presidency is more important than any individual. Hutchinson expressed concern that the legal proceedings surrounding Trump could become a sideshow and distraction and suggested that the former president should focus on his due process rights and the presumption of innocence.}
EXCLUSIVE: Former GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces during an interview with @JonKarl that he will be running for president.
While Hutchinson acknowledged that individuals under investigation do not necessarily need to step away from public office, he pointed out that if criminal charges are involved, the office should take precedence over the person. Though he does not support Trump, Hutchinson emphasized the importance of voter choice and respect for both the criminal justice system and the office of the presidency.
As the 2024 Republican primary contest takes shape, Hutchinson’s announcement signals his commitment to offering an alternative to Trump’s leadership and a focus on the qualities that can bring out the best in America.