Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) on Sunday said that he would prefer to see someone other than former President Trump as the GOP presidential candidate in 2024. While appearing on ABC’s “This Week” he also mentioned that Jan. 6 should disqualify Trump from being able to serve in office again.
Hutchinson said that he did not think Trump “should be the next president of the United States,” and that he had an opportunity to serve before. He further added that he would do everything he could to ensure there would be a different GOP nominee in the 2024 presidential race. He then encouraged others to look into how they can ensure that Trump is not the nominee.
Hutchinson also acknowledged that Trump had been performing well in the polls and that he currently appears to be the front-runner for the party’s nomination, however, Hutchinson said that he seems to be the front-runner just because he was the former president and is polling well.
The Arkansas governor also made it clear that he had no intention of running for the White House in 2024 himself, and that Trump’s campaign so far has not really been very loud outside of the “chaos” which could potentially allow space for other candidates to grow their own platforms. As he noted, “it’s an opportunity for other voices to rise, that are going to be problem-solving, common sense conservatives.”
He added that whoever is running just needs to have an authentic message that solves the problems in this country.