Asa Hutchinson’s Trans-Bill Veto Draws Scrutiny over Special Interests’ Influence

Asa Hutchinson’s Trans-Bill Veto Draws Scrutiny over Special Interests’ Influence


Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) appears caught in contradictory statements concerning corporate interests that may have encouraged his veto of Arkansas’ recent transgender surgery legislation.

Hutchinson was challenged on April 6 by Fox News‘s Tucker Carlson, who asked:

My question is — have you spoken to any of the biggest employers, the biggest companies in Arkansas about this? Have you taken any calls from Tysons, from Dillard, from Walmart? Has anyone from those companies called you about this bill?

Hutchinson responded, “Uh, No.”

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Tucker asked again, “Have you spoken to one corporate interest in the State of Arkansas about this bill?”

“I answered that question and I said, ‘no, I have not.’ Do you have another question?” Hutchinson responded.

WATCH: Tucker Carlson and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson debate the governor’s decision to veto a bill banning gender surgeries for minors that was later overridden by the Arkansas state legislature.

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