RINO Asa Hutchinson thinks everyone on the presidential race should believe this narrative

Asa Hutchinson, former Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Representative, and Governor of Arkansas. Public Domain via Flickr

Last week’s Republican Presidential Primary debate was a total disaster for most of the candidates on stage.

The Republicans sparred over everything from dealing with China to the investigations of Donald Trump.

And now RINO Asa Hutchinson says he believes anyone on the ticket should support this left-wing narrative.

Donald Trump wasn’t at the first debate but he was still central to the conversation

The first round of the Republican Presidential Primary debates are underway and things are starting to heat up.

Eight contenders took the debate stage in Minnesota last week with one notable exception, the former President and current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.

Trump has said that he won’t be participating in the debates due to his lead in the polls, and his disinterest in debating people he believes shouldn’t share the stage with him.

He instead opted for a one-on-one interview with Tucker Carlson on his Tucker on X show at the same time.

But Trump not being on the stage didn’t mean that he wasn’t part of the conversation.

The moderators and Republican hopefuls all recognized Trump’s large lead in the polls.

They discussed what they’d do differently from the former President, and if they would support him as the Party’s candidate.

The question about their support had a surprising twist and an even more surprising result.

All but three of the candidates vowed to support Trump if he was the people’s choice

Everyone who appeared on the debate stage had to make a pledge — per the RNC’s rules — that they will support whoever becomes the eventual nominee.

But the moderators threw a curveball at them, and asked whether they would support Trump even if he was convicted of a crime.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), businessman Doug Burgum, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie all ultimately raised their hands indiciting that they’d support Trump regardless of a conviction.

Of course, Christie was undoubtedly the most hesitant to raise his hand, as he has long been one of the most adamant anti-Trump “Republicans” in the country.

But there was one candidate who didn’t join his fellow Republicans in pledging to support Trump.

Asa Hutchinson said he was “surprised” by the result of the question and hopes people will fall in line

Asa Hutchinson refused to guarantee his support for Trump, and said that he believed it was in line with what the RNC would say.

He went on CNN following the debate to defend his decision after receiving a major rebuke from the crowd at the debate.

“Well, I was surprised. It was a very clear question as to whether we would support Donald Trump if he’s convicted of serious felonies,” Hutchinson told CNN. “And I was the only one that…said very clearly that I would not support him.”

He said he believes that moment gave him an opportunity to “stand out,” and that he didn’t care if he got “booed.”

He said that he was “proud” of his decision to stand against Trump, and that he hopes “more people identify with what [he] said.”

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.