Republican presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson was booed for stating that former President Donald Trump will likely be found guilty of a felony.
The booing occurred during his speech at the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Florida, on Saturday.
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"That may or may not happen. Before you vote in March, and it might not make any difference to you, but it will make a difference for our chances to attract independent voters in November," Hutchinson said.
"It will make a difference for those down-ticket races for Congress and Senate, and it will weaken the GOP for decades to come. As a party, we must support the rule of law," he added.
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"There is a significant likelihood that Donald Trump will be found guilty by a jury on a felony offense next year," Hutchinson also told the audience.
"We cannot win as a country without integrity in the White House," he continued.
“There’s is a significant likelihood that Donald Trump will be found guilty by a jury on a felony offense next year.”
MAGA Republicans boo GOP Presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson, a former federal prosecutor, for telling them the truth. pic.twitter.com/Ricuq11by2
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Hutchinson, a former federal prosecutor, argued against Trump's ability to escape felony charges in his multiple cases.
Trump is currently at trial in New York over fraud claims against his business. However, he also faces over 90 charges in multiple cases elsewhere.
In Washington, the former president was indicted for his role in Jan. 6, 2021. The charges came two and a half years after the events. He also faces charges in a Georgia case over election interference following the 2020 election.
In Florida, Trump faces charges over classified documents found in his Mar-a-Lago home last year. In this case, the court date may be moved until after the 2024 election which would make the case irrelevant if Trump wins the presidency.
Hutchinson's audience may not like the news, but with dozens of charges against him, it would not be surprising for a jury to rule against him, adding even more drama to the already tense 2024 election that is shaping up to be a rematch with President Joe Biden.