Nikki Haley Finally Speaks About Trump Indictment – Watch
Former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley broke her silence on the latest indictment against former President Donald Trump on Thursday, offering surprising remarks that could have major implications for the Republican Party.
Haley, who is in a three-way tie for third place in the GOP primary, took a different tune than the other non-Trump candidates in the top five.
“Unlike the other candidates, I didn’t rush out with a statement yesterday on Trump’s indictment for one simple reason — like most Americans, I’m tired of commenting on every Trump drama,” Haley said on the “Good Morning New Hampshire with Jack Heath” radio show.
“I’ve lost track of whether this indictment is the third or fourth or the fifth,” Haley continued. “We should be focusing on how to stop China. We should be focusing on how to close the border. We need to be reversing Bidenomics. Putting a 77-year-old former president in prison doesn’t do any of that. We’ve got to move on already.”
The other three candidates in the top five — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and former Vice President Mike Pence — all issued statements shortly after Trump was charged.
“As President, I will end the weaponization of government, replace the FBI Director, and ensure a single standard of justice for all Americans,” said DeSantis. “While I’ve seen reports, I have not read the indictment. I do, though, believe we need to enact reforms so that Americans have the right to remove cases from Washington, D.C., to their home districts.”
“Washington, D.C., is a ‘swamp’ and it is unfair to have to stand trial before a jury that is reflective of the swamp mentality,” he added. “One of the reasons our country is in decline is the politicization of the rule of law. No more excuses—I will end the weaponization of the federal government.”
Scott said in a statement: “I remain concerned about the weaponization of Biden’s DOJ and its immense power used against political opponents. What we see today are two different tracks of justice. One for political opponents and another for the son of the current president. We’re watching Biden’s DOJ continue to hunt Republicans, while protecting Democrats.”
Pence said: “Today’s indictment serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be President of the United States.”
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