Governor of Arkansas Asa HutchinsonAsa Hutchinson Republican Governor of Arkansas says he would not support Trump’s candidacy 2024 Sunday shows – COVID-19 dominates as grim milestone looms Republican Governor of Arkansas: Cede control of vaccine distribution to states MORE (R) called President BidenJoe BidenBiden will observe a minute of silence for 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 Publix offers employees receiving the COVID-19 vaccine a gift card from 5 stores Schumer says it is working to find votes to confirm Biden’s OMB election MORE to give more control of vaccine distribution efforts to states on Sunday, echoing suggestions he made with other governors in a letter to the White House urging greater communication between state and federal officials.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hutchinson said the Biden administration’s handling of federal vaccination efforts had been “smooth” thus far. However, he added that administration officials could do more to coordinate with state counterparts that, in some cases, ship vaccines to the same pharmacies and health care facilities that federal vaccine allocations are sent to.
“Give it to the states, we’ll get it out … it’s easier to coordinate that way,” Hutchinson said Sunday.
“We will continue to increase the distribution of those doses,” he added about state efforts to increase the distribution of vaccines.
During the interview, Hutchinson was also asked about a recent decision by his nephew, an Arkansas state senator, to leave the Republican Party in response to the January 6 riots in the United States Capitol. Hutchinson responded that he respected his nephew’s decision and agreed that the former President TrumpDonald Trump, a former Florida officer arrested after a live broadcast from inside the U.S. Capitol During a breach, the FBI says Schumer says he is working to find votes to confirm that Biden’s election to the OMB Pence declined invitation to attend CPAC: report MORE It shouldn’t be the standard-bearer for the Republican Party.
“No, I wouldn’t,” Hutchinson said when asked by CNN. Dana bashProgressive caucus chair: I believe minimum wage will be included in COVID-19 aid package Republican Governor of Arkansas says he would not support Trump’s 2024 candidacy Republican Governor of Arkansas: Cede control of vaccine distribution to states PLUS whether he would support Trump’s nomination in 2024.
“We have to have many different voices [in the party]and, in my opinion, we cannot let it define us for the future, “said the governor.” It would just further divide our country and hurt our Republican Party. “
Hutchinson has been one of the few Republican elected officials to publicly part ways with the former president in the weeks after the Capitol riots; many Republican members of Congress have avoided direct criticism of the president in the wake of the violence.