Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told Fox News that former President Donald Trump is “politically, morally responsible” for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“Trump is politically, morally responsible for much of what has happened, but in terms of criminal liability, I think the committee has a long way to go to establish that,” Hutchinson said.
“I hope that the future of the Republican Party is different than former President Trump’s leadership,” Hutchinson said. “I hope we move in a different direction. I believe that what happened on January 6th is a lot at his feet. It was wrong for our country and for him to continue to push that theory I agree is the wrong direction for the Republican Party.”
“I think there is many Republicans that are looking for an off ramp, new opportunities to find a leadership in the future,” he continued. “Republicans need to do a lot of soul searching as to what is the right thing here, what is the right thing to say for our party, for our democracy, for our future and not simply appeal to the basest instincts of some of our base.”