The race for 2024 is effectively over. But Nikki Haley still thinks she has a chance.
But now she has humiliated herself after being forced to eat her words.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley walked back statements she made last week, in which she stated that Texas might secede from the United States if it chose to.
Haley stated in an interview with The Breakfast Club on Wednesday that “if Texas decides they want to do that, they can do that.”
“If that whole state says, ‘We don’t want to be part of America anymore,’ I mean, that’s their decision to make,” she continued, later adding: “Let’s talk about what’s reality. Texas isn’t going to secede.”
During a Sunday interview with Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Haley walked back her remarks when asked if she truly believed that “individual states have the right to leave the USA.”
“No one is talking about seceding. That’s not an issue at all,” she responded.
“What we are talking about the fact is, here you have Governor Abbott and the people of Texas, who just want to be kept safe. They’re putting up barbed wire to keep people coming in. And the idea that the federal government is wanting to sue them and cut that barbed wire, when we’re trying to make sure that we keep people out, that’s a huge mistake.”
Bash again pressed Haley on the issue after she did not answer the question: “You want to be president of the United States. Do you think that any state has a right to secede?”
“No. According to the Constitution, they can’t,” Haley responded.
“What I do think they have the right to do is have the power to protect themselves and do all that. Texas has talked about seceding for a long time. The Constitution doesn’t allow for that. But what I will say is, where’s that coming from? That’s coming from the fact that people don’t think that government is listening to them.”
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Haley speaks before she thinks sometimes.
And that wouldn’t be so bad if she would at least stand by what she says.
Instead, she just backtracks and gives a mealy-mouthed politician’s answer to tough questions.
Which is what we should expect. She’s been in politics for a while now and been to the UN as ambassador, she knows how to use diplomacy.
But the American people want a straight shooter, not more bumper sticker slogans.
Regardless, the polls are showing that Haley’s candidacy isn’t much to worry about for the Trump camp.
So it’s a moot point.
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