Mike Hutchinson, a Republican who is facing an ethics investigation, said Tuesday that the Trump White House needs to be taken on by the GOP, a “big, scary creature” and not “an aberration.”
Hutchinson, a former Republican governor of Arkansas, made his remarks in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
The governor said Republicans need to focus on their “roots” and “core principles” rather than focusing on “what’s trendy” or what’s going to win votes.
Hutchison said the Trump presidency has “been hijacked by a few people who don’t represent our country and they don’t reflect our values,” and that his administration is “fighting for what is right.”
The governor also said the GOP needs to take the “firm and decisive stance” against the president’s policies.
“We’re not going to be able to take away all of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
We’re not there yet,” Hutchinson said.
“The president can’t repeal the ACA and we have to keep fighting to make sure that we are protecting the core values of our party.”
Huckabee and others have suggested that the GOP can win back the White House by focusing on its “core values,” such as free enterprise, limited government, and limited government and limited taxes.
But Hutchinson said the party must make sure its “roots are rooted” in “the principles of the country that made us a great country.”