CNN’s love affair with Asa Hutchinson continued today with yet another appearance on the Sunday gasbag show, State of the Union.
More to come, but he gave them the not-news that he is weighing a run for president. And what Trump decides won’t enter into his decision-making. (Only the outcome.)
He’s fine with the Florida “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which prohibits discussion of sexual orientation in early school grades (“common sense” that it shouldn’t be taught [it isn’t], he says) but “disagrees” with Florida law punishing Disney for criticizing the legislation. He took pains to say Disney was wrong in its position against the legislation, “but we shouldn’t be punishing them for their private actions.” Corporate funds to flow to his PAC any day now.
Again, no tough questions for the would-be presidential contender, such as why he insists on grinding the poor. (Tax cuts that favor the rich. Early cutoff of pandemic unemployment. Mishandling of federal rental aid. Refusal of $146 million in new rental aid. A push to make poor people use computers to justify staying on Medicaid. An unconstitutional work program as a condition to receive Medicaid. Robbing state funding to divert money to private schools. A lottery scholarship program that discriminates against poor students. And on and on.)
The CNN transcript will be here after a while.
Update: You can read it all. More banging on the poor. He concedes some are struggling in Arkansas, but government handouts like student debt relief isn’t the answer. He trotted out his “new direction” line but that doesn’t include an I’ll word for lying Kevin McCarthy.
Gasbag rating: Four burps.