In two more days, President Trump will be departing from the White House and flying down to Florida. Joe Biden, following his inauguration, will become the new president of the United States for the next four years. While Trump won’t attend the inaugural ceremony of Biden, Vice President Pence will be there, as will certain other allies of the 45th president.
The Trump presidency continues to be associated with the riots that overtook the U.S. Capitol 12 days ago. These violent demonstrations are furthermore being tied to President Trump’s remarks about voter fraud and the theft of the 2020 presidential election.
Critics of the president have maintained that by Trump’s repeated insistence that Democrats stole the election, he set in motion January 6’s events. This is the viewpoint of Asa Hutchinson, the Republican governor of Arkansas, Breitbart News confirms.
Governor Hutchinson on Trump, U.S. Capitol Riots
The Arkansas governor spoke with Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday; during his interview, Hutchinson talked about election fraud claims, the Capitol Hill disturbances, and the 45th president himself.
According to the Republican, Trump bears responsibility for the riots. Governor Hutchinson opined that by the president calling on his supporters to come to Washington D.C. on the 6th and then claiming that election fraud happened, Trump “misled” his base.
At Fort Chaffee today, I had the chance to thank some of the 500 members of the Arkansas National Guard that have been deployed to Washington, D.C., in support of a peaceful transition of power at next week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Thank you for your service. pic.twitter.com/myNionhwal
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) January 15, 2021
The Arkansas governor then noted the appropriateness of “an effective review” of elections before underscoring the importance of the Electoral College. Hutchinson is one of several Republicans who has openly faulted President Trump for the insurrection that mobbed the Capitol nearly two weeks ago.
The GOP on Trump…Post-Capitol Hill Riots
In many circles of the Republican Party, the 45th president remains as popular and beloved as ever. Not all conservatives fault Trump for the January 6 riots; however, the Republicans who do perceive the president as responsible are becoming increasingly vocal.
The Arkansas governor is not the first to openly blame Trump for the events on the 6th; moreover, he won’t be the last. Congressional GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy stated on the House floor last week that Trump is not without fault for the Capitol Hill riots.
The United States remains exceptional. And right now the eyes of the world are upon us. We must seize this opportunity to heal and grow stronger. https://t.co/UapsQMeTVP
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 13, 2021
Furthermore, ten Republicans in the House voted alongside Democrats to make Trump the only twice-impeached president in the country’s history.
What do you think about the Arkansas governor’s statements on President Trump? Do you believe the 45th president “misled” his base regarding the 2020 presidential election? Let us know in the comments section below.