(AmericanProsperity.com) – Former Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Sunday morning during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” that he will run for the Republican presidential nomination next year, officially joining former South Carolina Governor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and former President Donald Trump.
During the interview, Hutchinson told host Jonathan Karl that the reason why he decided to run for the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential election is that he’s convinced that Americans want a leader that appeals “to the best” of the United States. He explained he’s been traveling the country over the last six months and he noticed that one of the people’s main concerns is the lack of leadership not only in the White House but also in the Republican Party.
Moreover, Hutchinson pointed out that he could be the leader that Americans are looking for because he will not “appeal to our worst instincts.” Also, far from praising Trump, he reiterated calls for the former president to quit his presidential ambitions now that he has been formally indicted, claiming that this whole situation can hurt the party and that he needs to focus on his process.
Additionally, Hutchinson explained that he could be an alternative to Trump and Trumpism in the Republican Party, adding that even when he doesn’t like the way the New York District Attorney has been managing the case against the former president, the process “has got to work” and people need to have full respect for the United States criminal justice system. Finally, he pointed out that even when he believes no one is forced to step aside from public office if they are being investigated, the person has to answer properly if criminal charges are brought in.
Finally, he told Karl that he will make the formal announcement over the next few weeks in Bentonville, Arkansas.
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