Hutchinson Makes Three
By Samantha Altieri
Image Provided by The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
On Sunday, April 2nd, 2023, former Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson, announced his presidential bid for the 2024 Election. Former Governor Hutchinson becomes the third candidate on the Republican side to announce their candidacy for the president of the United States in the 2024 election cycle, with President Donald Trump and former Governor Nikki Hayley announcing previously.
Hutchinson’s announcement comes with a dig at the former president he runs against, declaring Trump should drop out of the race immediately. Hutchinson’s remarks come at a tense time for Trump, who will now face charges in Manhattan for an alleged hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during his 2016 presidential election campaign.
Hutchinson has been critical of the case against Trump but expresses his respect for the criminal justice system. The former Governor shared a desire to respect the process taking place through the courts, while also respecting the office of the presidency.