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Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the host asked the Republican governor Dana bashDana BashPass Bailout Bill – Republican or Not Portman Says Republican Leadership ‘Should Stand Up’ Against Greene’s Comments Biden’s Aides Point out President is Open to Conversations on COVID-19 Relief MORE If he would vote for Trump if the former president ran in 2024.
“No I would not. It’s time, “Hutchinson replied.
“He will have a voice … as the former presidents have. But there are many voices in the party,” added the governor. “He shouldn’t define our future. We have to define it ourselves.”
Hutchinson’s statement is one of the strongest by a Republican governor who broke with the former president since the riot.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) has also expressed his wish that the Republican Party leave Trump behind.
Aside from notable exceptions like Rep. Liz cheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney White Christian Nationalism and the Next Wave of Political Violence Read After Romney’s Impeachment Vote: There Is Enough Room In The Republican Party ‘For Both’ Political Purists Bring ‘Cancellation Culture’ To The Republican Party MORE (Wyoming), many Republican lawmakers refused to blame Trump and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results for the violence that unfolded last month.
Ten House Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump for his role in the riots. Seven Republicans voted to convict Trump at his Senate trial, where the former president was ultimately acquitted.
Hutchinson was one of the few prominent Republican officials to recognize President BidenJoe Biden Nearly 70 Killed in Severe Winter Weather States: Report Two More Confirmed Deaths in Louisiana Related to Severe Winter Weather Lawyer who filed suit to reverse 2020 election results referred by judge for discipline MORETrump’s victory in the days immediately following Trump’s electoral defeat in November, he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” at the time that he expected Trump to “have a long voice in the party.”