In an interview on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, expressed her belief that it is a critical moment for the Republican Party to distance itself from former President Trump. While Hutchinson still considers herself a Republican, she stated that she does not view Trump as a “Strong Republican.” She urged current politicians in Congress to take a stand against Trump now if they want to make a break from him. Hutchinson questioned why Republican lawmakers are continuing to support Trump despite the ongoing controversy and legal challenges surrounding him. She emphasized the danger for the party if they are not willing to split with him and criticized Trump’s intentions to run for president again, stating that he almost destroyed democracy on January 6th.
Hutchinson’s remarks come in the wake of Trump’s recent indictment by a Georgia grand jury, along with 18 of his allies, on charges related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Trump has also faced three other indictments this year related to his business dealings, handling of classified documents, and actions following the 2020 election. Hutchinson’s appearance on the program focused on her new book, titled “Enough,” which chronicles her experiences working under the Trump administration and her testimony before Congress. The book is scheduled to be published on Tuesday.