Arkansas’ Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson reiterated his belief that former President Donald Trump shouldn’t be the next President, stating that January 6 should disqualify the former President.
Hutchinson made the remarks on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday (January 1), telling guest host Jonathan Karl that Trump had his opportunity as President and that “January 6 really disqualifies him for the future.”
During Sunday’s episode, Hutchinson went further, explaining he would do “everything I can” to ensure the GOP has an alternative to Trump to guarantee “Trump is not the nominee of the party.”
However, Hutchinson explained ousting Trump as the frontrunner would be challenging, acknowledging that the former President is “polling that well,” forcing the GOP to “start him out as the frontrunner.”
Yet, Hutchinson didn’t elaborate on how he would ensure Trump didn’t become the GOP nominee and whether or not he’d be entering the Presidential race.
However, the Arkansas Governor highlighted how quiet Trump’s campaign had been despite the “chaos” surrounding the former President, which he believed could give other candidates a chance to gain ground on Trump.
“It’s an opportunity for other voices to rise,” Hutchinson asserted.
Hutchinson believed the trouble surrounding Trump could amplify the voices of “common sense,” “problem-solving,” conservatives.
He added that the “right contrast” to Trump and his 2024 ambitions would be a candidate who has an authentic message that provides solutions to the problems Americans face.
Hutchinson’s comments hint at his ambitions to be President, with the Arkansas governor revealing he’d be visiting Iowa later this month while he mulls the potential of a 2024 Bid.