GOP 2024 Candidate Asa Hutchinson Brutally Booed for Claiming ‘Significant Likelihood’ Trump Will Be Convicted

GOP 2024 candidate Asa Hutchinson was relentlessly booed for over a minute when he told a Republican summit that there’s a “significant likelihood” that President Donald Trump will be found guilty of a felony.

The former Arkansas governor was giving a speech at the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Florida on Saturday.

He told the crowd 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,” he said.

“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.”

The claim was met with boos from the crowd.

“We cannot win as a country without integrity in the White House,” Hutchinson said on Saturday.

“And while some will ignore that destructive behavior of the former president, I assure you we ignore it at our own peril.

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“The next generation will not look favorably back on this time.”

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Hutchinson’s comments were one of several instances where anti-Trump statements were by Republican candidates.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was also booed for making perceived anti-Trump statements.

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A Quinnipiac national poll this week shows that Trump stands at 64% support in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has 15% and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is at 6%.

The survey indicates Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Christie, and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy each at 3%.

Everyone else is at 1 percent or less.

READ MORE: Kamala Harris Met with Chorus of Boos at Alma Mater’s Basketball Game

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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