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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson on abortion and the future of the Republican Party

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson joins Washington Post Live on Monday, August 1. (Video: The Washington Post)
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He’s a conservative governor wrestling with the impact of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) joins Washington Post Live anchor Leigh Ann Caldwell to explain one regret he has about an abortion law he signed three years ago, why he believes Donald Trump has been disqualified from a 2024 presidential run and whether the term-limited governor will make a run for the Oval Office himself.

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Highlights

"Obviously, I’m thinking about it, but not going to have any decision until next January. We’re going to focus on this year, but 2024 is so critical in terms of shaping the Republican party and so whether it’s as a candidate, whether it’s in some other role, I certainly want to be a voice.” – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Video: Washington Post Live)
“We have the freedom of travel in America, and while we don’t encourage, support traveling out of state to take the life of an unborn child, there’s not any prohibition on that, there’s no restrictions… We always have the ability to travel for health care, out of state or make the decision in state.” – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Video: Washington Post Live)
“It’s not good for Republican candidates if Trump is the issue. We need to be talking about our solutions… If we get sidetracked on a personality that is as divisive as Donald Trump then that does not bode well for the outcome in November.” – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Video: Washington Post Live)
“It needs to pass… It needs to get fixed and they need to pass this legislation, it’s really critically important.” – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Video: Washington Post Live)

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R)

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