According to Huff Post, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who previously served as a top aide to Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows, emphasized the importance of voting for President Joe Biden in 2024 if Americans want to safeguard democracy. Hutchinson’s comments came during an interview with MSNBC’s Jen Psaki.
When asked about a hypothetical Trump-Biden rematch in the 2024 elections, Hutchinson made it clear that she would not support Donald Trump. She expressed hope that Trump would not be the Republican nominee and suggested that the country would be in a better place if he were not.
While Hutchinson refrained from endorsing a specific candidate, she urged everyone to vote for Joe Biden if they want to ensure the survival of democracy. Her stance reflects a broader sentiment of concern about the potential consequences of a Trump presidency for the democratic principles of the United States.
Hutchinson has been an outspoken critic of Trump since her time in his administration. She testified before the House Jan. 6 committee, providing insights into Trump’s actions related to the Capitol insurrection, which resulted in criticism and attacks from the former president and his supporters. Her memoir, published since then, contains damning claims about Trump and her experiences working for him.
“I will say that my door is completely shut to voting for Donald Trump,” Hutchinson said. ”And the only reason that I will not endorse a candidate right now is because I still am hopeful that Donald Trump does not end up being the nominee next year. I think our country will be in a much better place overall.”
“But what I will say, too, though, is I think everybody should vote for Joe Biden if they want our democracy to survive,” she added.
In a previous statement to CNN’s Jake Tapper in September, Hutchinson characterized Trump as the most significant threat to democracy in her lifetime and potentially in American history.
Despite facing multiple felony counts across various criminal indictments, Trump continues to lead in polls for the Republican presidential nomination, highlighting the ongoing influence he wields within the party. Hutchinson’s call to vote for Biden reflects a broader concern among some individuals about the future of democracy and the potential consequences of a Trump presidency.