Today, the Associated Press reported on Nikki Haley’s upcoming presidential campaign announcement. Haley’s campaign appears to be dead in the water and she does not have a clear voting base. Despite flip-flopping on where she stands on Trump – one thing is clear about Haley, she stands squarely behind his agenda.
Haley is especially supportive of the Trump administration’s anti-abortion record. She celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and as governor of South Carolina signed an abortion ban, which includes prison sentences for doctors who perform abortions.
AP: Haley faces ‘high-wire act’ in 2024 bid against Trump
By Meg Kinnard and Steve Peoples | 2/13/2023
- “And shortly after Trump left the White House, Haley, whose resume by then included an ambassadorship to the United Nations, vowed not to step in the way if he ran for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Yet on Wednesday, she is poised to become the first major Republican candidate to enter the race against him.”
- “Perhaps more than anyone this young presidential primary season, Haley personifies the Republican Party’s shifting views on Trump. Her reversal on whether to challenge the former president was based less on concerns about his divisive leadership or policy disagreements than the growing belief within the GOP that Trump is losing political strength.”
- “‘I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country,’ Haley said in a 2018 op-ed.”
- “But it’s unclear whether such platitudes will give Haley much cushion in a party that, for now, remains dominated by Trump and his supporters. Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, the No. 3 House Republican, has already endorsed Trump’s 2024 bid. While she declined to comment directly on Haley’s candidacy, she insisted that Trump would defeat any Republican challenger ‘by massive margins.’”
Published: Feb 13, 2023