Trump should quit 2024 race if indicted, former Arkansas gov. says
Driving the news: It was revealed earlier this week that Trump has been invited to testify before a New York grand jury as part of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office investigation into hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
- The invitation could indicate that Trump may face criminal charges over the allegations, per the New York Times, which first reported the news.
- Trump also faces other probes. Last year the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to oversee federal criminal investigations into Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his handling of classified documents.
State of play: "It doesn't mean that he's guilty of it or he should be charged, but it's just such a distraction that would be unnecessary for somebody who's seeking the highest office in the land," Hutchinson said.
- "The fact is, there's just a lot of turmoil out there with the number of investigations going on," he added.
- Hutchinson's comments come a week after Trump told reporters at CPAC that he intended to stay in the race even if he is indicted.
What to watch: Trump's ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen is set to deliver testimony on Monday before the New York grand jury investigating the hush money payments.
- Hutchinson indicated earlier this month that he will make a decision about his own potential 2024 presidential run in April, CNN reported.