The Hill reports:
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said on Sunday that his decision to veto the transgender youth healthcare ban was a “message of compassion and conservatism,” saying it aligned with his conservative belief in limited government.
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hutchinson acknowledged the blowback he has received from his party for his veto of the bill. Former President Trump referred to Hutchinson as a “a dumb son of a bitch” during a recent event.
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Arkansas GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the Republican Party should remind itself: “Let’s get back to our principles. Let’s stop the personality divisions that we have and focus on, really, the historic role that we’ve played which is a voice for smaller government.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/QZKXMZXTd6
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 11, 2021
Arkansas has become the first state to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth, after lawmakers overrode a veto from Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The law is expected to be challenged in court before it takes effect this summer https://t.co/Elgj43Y2PZ pic.twitter.com/0d7unDhDu4
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 6, 2021
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Republican of Arkansas, recently vetoed an anti-transgender bill only for the legislature to override him. We spoke to him about the new law, and his belief that Republicans are too enmeshed in the culture wars. https://t.co/eNn98m02kd
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) April 10, 2021