Posted 25 days ago
GOP presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson was booed Saturday when he told a Republican summit that there is "significant likelihood" that former President Trump will be found guilty of a felony next year.
The former Arkansas governor told the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Florida, that such an outcome will make it harder for Republicans down the ticket to win their races if Trump, who is leading in the polls, wins the 2024 Republican nomination.
Trump is facing dozens of felony counts in multiple cases, including accusations of falsifying records related to alleged hush money payments, the removal of national security documents from the White House and election subversion following the 2020 election. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has repeatedly claimed that the prosecutions are politically motivated.
Hutchinson cited his own experience as a prosecutor to say that "there is a significant likelihood that Donald Trump will be found guilty by a jury on a felony offense next year."
"That may or may not happen. Before you vote in March, and it might not make any difference to you, but it will make a difference for our chances to attract independent voters in November. It will make a difference for those down-ticket races for Congress and Senate, and it will weaken the GOP for decades to come. As a party, we must support the rule of law," he said.... (Read more)