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Which 2 flag pins did Asa Hutchinson put on throughout GOP debate?

(NEXSTAR) – Nearly each candidate who took the stage Wednesday night time on the GOP main debate wore a flag pin on their lapel – however one candidate went a step additional, and wore two.

Asa Hutchinson, former governor of Arkansas, had the flag of the USA and the flag of Israel as a lapel pin.

Former Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson arrives to participate within the first Republican Presidential main debate on the Fiserv Discussion board in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 23, 2023. (Picture by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP)

Hutchinson, who’s Baptist, in keeping with Jewish information outlet Ahead, has been a vocal supporter of Israel. He visited the nation 4 instances whereas he was governor, Ahead reviews.

In a 2021 interview with Jewish Insider, Hutchinson praised Israel as an ally in “a really harmful a part of the world and it’s a friendship that helps preserve America secure.”

The previous two-term governor was the ultimate candidate to fulfill the RNC’s {qualifications}. Satisfying the polling necessities however slowly engaged on passing the donor threshold, Hutchinson mentioned Sunday on CNN that he had lastly surpassed 40,000 distinctive donors.

Hutchinson is operating within the mildew of an old-school Republican and has differentiated himself from lots of his GOP rivals in his willingness to criticize Trump. He posted pleas on Twitter for $1 donations to assist safe his slot.

Each different candidate on the talk stage, besides Nikki Haley, appeared to put on an American flag pin.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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