On Sunday, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that he would be joining the 2024 presidential race.
During an interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC’s “This Week,” Hutchinson noted that he was going to be placing a bid for the White House in 2024. He added that he made this decision after spending the last six months traveling across the country, talking to people about what they are looking for in terms of leadership in the country.
He added that, following these discussions, he noticed people were looking for “leaders that appeal to the best of America, and not simply appeal to our worst instincts.” He added that he could be “that kind of leader” for Americans.
While Hutchinson announced his intentions, he will soon be making a formal announcement about joining the presidential race later this month in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Hutchinson will be the fourth Republican to join the GOP primary, which is expected to get crowded and tumultuous ahead of the 2024 presidential election. Currently, former President Donald Trump, who is facing an indictment, is the forefront runner of the GOP primary.
During an interview on Sunday, Hutchinson – a former federal prosecutor – once again pushed for Trump to withdraw from the race. This is the second time that Hutchinson has called on Trump to withdraw, however, he noted that they already knew he wouldn’t do it.