Asa Hutchinson Refuse To Support Donald Trump For Presidency

Asa Hutchinson Refuse To Support Donald Trump For Presidency

A Republican Presidential hopeful has denied supporting former President Donald Trump even after signing the RNC pledge to support the nominee.

Here are the details of the news.

Asa Hutchinson Refuse To Support Donald Trump For Presidency

Former Arkansas Governor and 2024 Republican Presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson has indicated that he would not support former President Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee.

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In an interview on Sunday, the former Governor was asked whether he would support Trump if he wins the Republican nomination. Asa Hutchinson replied, “I do not expect it to be Donald Trump.”

He continued, “I’m not even sure he’s qualified to be the next President of the United States. And so you can’t be asking us to support somebody that’s not perhaps even qualified under our Constitution.”

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Hutchinson has qualified for the first Republican debate scheduled for Wednesday, which Trump had indicated not to attend.

He has signed the RNC (Republican National Committee) pledge to support the Republican nominee, whoever he or she may be, which is one of the qualifying criteria of the RNC to appear in the first debate, but the former Governor has previously stated that he does not expect Trump to be the nominee.

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While announcing his qualification for the debate, Hutchinson said, “I’ll sign the pledge. I’m confident that Donald Trump is not going to be the nominee of the party, and I’ve always supported the nominee. So I’m going to sign the pledge and be there.”

In a recent interview, Asa Hutchinson pointed out that the former President may be disqualified from the Presidential election due to the 14th Amendment Act of the American Constitution, which prohibits anyone who has previously taken an oath of office from holding government office if they have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States.

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Section 3 of the 14th Amendment talks about ‘Disqualification from Holding Office’ and states, “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

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Hutchinson argued that Trump is ineligible for Presidential office because of his alleged attempts to cause insurrection in the U.S. Capital on January 6, 2021, after his false election fraud claims.

Many have assumed Trump’s qualification to be U.S. President in 2024 while the former President faces multiple charges in his four indictments.

Two conservative law professors, Michael Stokes Paulsen of the University of St. Thomas and William Baude of the University of Chicago, have shared their perspectives about Trump’s eligibility to qualify for the White House.

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They noted that Trump is disqualified from becoming U.S. President unless two-thirds of Congress votes to grant him a pardon for engaging in an insurrection as specified by the Constitution.

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According to many polls, Hutchinson is polling at under 1%, far behind Trump, who leads the GOP nomination polling.

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