Tag Archives: Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Gov: I Might Run In 2024 Even If Trump Does

The Hill reports: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) said on Sunday that a Trump reelection campaign in 2024 wouldn’t affect his decision on launching his own presidential campaign. Hutchinson said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he is considering a White House bid in 2024. “Even if President Trump runs, you will want to consider running?” host …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Rips DeSantis On Disney Attack

“In those lower grades, you shouldn’t be teaching sexual orientation and those matters that should not be covered at that age. “But I don’t believe that governors should be punitive against private businesses because they disagree with them. “That is not the right approach either. To me, that is the old Republican principle of having restrained government. “Let’s not go …

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Leader Of GOP Govs Group: Trump Shouldn’t Run Again

The Insider reports: The Republican chairman of the National Governors Association said on Saturday that Donald Trump should not lead Republicans or the country again. “I do not believe Trump is the one to lead our party and our country again, as president,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told Insider on the sidelines of the NGA Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. …

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Arkansas Gov Urges Businesses To Defy OSHA Mandate

The Hill reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Sunday said large businesses should not comply with the Biden administration’s “oppressive” vaccine or testing mandate. “This mandate of [the Occupational safety and Health Administration], the federal government, needs to be struck down. And that’s why we’re fighting against it. And I expect the Supreme Court, hopefully, to rule against the …

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Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Ban On Mask Mandates

The Associated Press reports: An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down a state law that prevents schools and other governmental entities from requiring face masks. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox had already temporarily blocked the law in August. On Wednesday, he ruled the law unconstitutional on multiple grounds, including that it discriminates between children in public and private schools. …

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GOP Gov Thanks Biden For Bid To “Depoliticize” COVID

The Hill reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Monday thanked President Biden for his efforts to “depoliticize” the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as the omicron variant surges across the country. Biden held a call with numerous governors to discuss the response to the latest COVID-19 variant, which is highly contagious. “I want to thank all of the …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Backs Employer Vaccine Mandates

The Hill reports: “I am a defender of the employer’s right to provide a healthy workplace. You would have just as many workers say, ‘I don’t want to work there because it’s not a healthy workplace, because not everybody’s going to be vaccinated.’ The employers are in a tough position. They would have the prerogative to make those decisions and …

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Arkansas Governor: We’re Completely Out Of ICU Beds

Little Rock’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that all ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in the state of Arkansas are full, even after efforts over the last few weeks to increase capacity in the state. Speaking from the capitol on Tuesday, Hutchinson stressed the continued need for Arkansans to get vaccinated to help relieve the stress on …

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Arkansas Governor: Only Eight ICU Beds Left Statewide

Reuters reports: Only eight intensive care unit beds were available on Monday in the state of Arkansas, its governor said, as the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus pushed cases and hospitalizations in the United States to a six-month high. “We saw the largest single-day increase in hospitalizations and have eclipsed our previous high of COVID hospitalizations,” …

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Arkansas Judge Blocks Ban On Mask Mandates

The Associate Press reports: An Arkansas judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing its ban on mask mandates after lawmakers left the prohibition in place despite a rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox issued a preliminary injunction against the law that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed in April banning mask requirements by …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Regrets Signing Mask Ban [VIDEO]

Little Rock’s CBS News affiliate reports: Governor Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday expressed regret for signing Act 1002 into Arkansas law. The new law bans the state and local officials from enacting any mask mandates. During a press conference, Hutchinson answered questions about why he signed the proposal into law. He said that when he initially approved it a few months …

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GOP Arkansas Gov: Anti-Vax “Myths” Hold State Back

Politico reports: The Republican governor of Arkansas on Sunday said resistance to the coronavirus vaccine “has hardened” in some areas of the state, blaming the hesitancy on “false information” and “myths.” “I don’t know if I underestimated it, but, certainly, the resistance has hardened in certain elements, and is simply false information,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in an interview on …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Tours State To Push Vaccine [VIDEO]

Little Rock’s NBC News affiliate reports: With active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas rising above 7,000, Hutchinson has been making stops across the state to urge communities to increase vaccination rates in combating the virus as the delta variant continues to surge across the south. The governor has already made stops in Cabot and Batesville on the tour, offering a chance …

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GOP Gov Rips Renting Out Of Troops: “Bad Precedent”

The Hill reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said Sunday said that sending a state’s National Guard to the U.S-Mexico border using money from a private donor sets a “bad precedent.” In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” anchor Dana Bash cited South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) use of funding from Tennessee billionaire Willis Johnson to send …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Warns Of Surging COVID Cases

Little Rock’s ABC News affiliate reports: At a press conference, Governor Asa Hutchinson gave some staggering statistics regarding a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in the state as the Delta variant spreads and affects, statistics show, those who are unvaccinated. On Thursday, July 1, Hutchinson announced a spike of 700 positive cases in a single day, a number that hasn’t been …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Bashes Trump On Cheney’s Ouster: He Shouldn’t Be De Facto Leader Of Our Party [VIDEO]

“The fact is everyone in America sees this as a punitive measure for someone speaking their conscience, and that’s not good. “Secondly, it looks like the former president is directing who can serve in leadership and that’s not good. There’s multiple voices that represent the Republican Party today. “We should not de facto make the former president as the guardian …

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GOP Arkansas Governor: Trump Is “Dividing Our Party”

“Whenever we do not have the president in power from our party, you have divided leadership — you have many different voices. And former President Trump is dividing our party, and so it’s important that we not unite with someone who is dividing our party. “I believe that we need to concentrate on more things that bring us together than …

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Arkansas Gov Defends Veto Of Anti-Trans Youth Bill

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 …

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Arkansas Gov “Sorry” For Anti-Transgender Youth Bill

NPR reports: ARI SHAPIRO: And so if you were to hear today from one of those transgender minors and their parents who had been getting hormone treatment and will have to stop under this law, like, what would you say to them? ASA HUTCHINSON: Well, I’m sorry, and that’s exactly the reason I vetoed the bill is because we wanted …

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AR Lawmakers Override Gov’s Veto Of Anti-Trans Bill

Little Rock’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Arkansas House and Senate both voted to override Governor Asa Hutchinson’s veto of HB1570, making the bill law. Gov. Hutchinson vetoed HB1570 on Monday. The Arkansas House voted 71-24 to override Hutchinson’s veto, and the Arkansas Senate voted 25-8 to override the veto. Arkansas becomes the first state to ban gender confirming treatments …

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