(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a seeming show of support for Donald Trump, one of his marginal rivals for the 2024 GOP nomination, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, was heavily booed during a major conservative event when claiming the former president would likely be sent to prison.
During the Florida Freedom Summit over the weekend, Republican presidential aspirant Asa Hutchinson encountered a hostile audience reaction when he predicted legal woes for Donald Trump, the leading figure in the GOP primary race.
Hutchinson’s forecast was met with audible disapproval, such as boos and calls for him to “go home,” The Daily Caller reports.
“As someone who’s been in the courtroom for 25 years as a federal prosecutor, and also in defending some of the most serious federal criminal cases, I can say that there is a significant likelihood that Donald Trump will be found guilty by a jury on a felony offense,” the former Arkansas governor stated.
As he discussed the possibility of Trump’s felony conviction, the dissonant chorus of boos reverberated throughout the venue.
Yet, unfazed by the noise, the ex-governor of Arkansas pressed on, emphasizing the GOP’s commitment to the rule of law and cautioning that deviating from this principle could debilitate the party for an extended period.
“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,” Hutchinson argued.
Despite the outcry, with even cries of “Go home!” punctuating the air, Hutchinson maintained his stance, warning of the risks of disregarding Trump’s alleged misconduct.
“As a party, we must support the rule of law. We cannot win as a country without integrity in the White House. And while some will ignore the destructive behavior of the former president, I assure you, we ignore it at our own peril. The next generation will not look favorably back on this time,” the former Arkansas governor persisted.
Amidst several Democrat-led legal challenges faced by Trump, both federal and state level, Hutchinson did not specify which felony charge he anticipated would be brought against the former president, leaving the exact nature of the potential indictment to the audience’s speculation.
Asa Hutchinson is loudly booed by a roomful of maga morons when he truthfully admits that tRump will most likely be going to prison. These folk are not big on the truth or reality.
— Marlene Robertson (@marlene4719) November 4, 2023