Asa Hutchinson, the former governor of Arkansas, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president during an interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC News.
Hutchinson is positioning himself as a candidate who appeals to the best of America, not the worst instincts, and believes that the American people want leaders who deliver consistent conservatism, experience, and hope for America’s future.
Hutchinson plans to campaign hard and deliver his message to voters in early-voting states. He believes that the American people cannot be sidetracked by the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s indictment and instead need to focus on the issues, such as border security, the economy, and America’s leadership in the world.
Hutchinson also stated that if Trump were indicted, he should drop out of the race for the sake of the office of the presidency. He believes that the office is more important than any individual person and that if criminal charges need to be answered, the office is always more important.