Nikki Haley Comments After Nevada
On Wednesday, Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke out in an interview following her loss to “None of These Candidates” in the Nevada Republican Party presidential primary.
With 89% of the vote counted, Haley had only won 31% of the vote, while a majority of 63% had voted for “None of These Candidates,” according to The New York Times. While no delegates were awarded in this primary, Haley’s loss still raised concerns and questions about the state’s process.
Haley did not hold back in her criticism of the Nevada primary, stating that the entire process was “rigged” by former President Donald Trump. She continued to explain that the state was supposed to have a primary, but Trump had intervened to ensure that a caucus was held instead.
According to Haley, Trump specifically targeted the Republican party chairman of Nevada, who is currently under indictment, to create the caucus. This resulted in a process that was not fair and impartial to all candidates.
Haley was asked if her loss in Nevada had affected her, to which she replied that it did not. She explained that her team had known for months that they were not going to spend any time or money in Nevada, as it was not worth it. She also emphasized that their focus was on other states such as South Carolina, Michigan, and Super Tuesday. Despite her loss in Nevada, Haley remained optimistic, stating that the campaign was continuing to grow and that this was what truly mattered.
NEWS: @NikkiHaley responds to losing the Nevada GOP primary to "none of these candidates:"
She tells me NV's system was a "scam" that was "rigged from the start."
There were no delegates at stake so she didn't "spend a day or a dollar there."
— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) February 7, 2024
She went on to reiterate her stance on the “rigged” process in Nevada, stating that the state’s chaos was all Trump’s doing and that his “fingerprints [were] on every bit of it.” She also pointed out the recent events within the Republican party, such as their loss on a major vote on the border and Israel, as well as the firing of the RNC chair. According to Haley, all of this chaos could be attributed to Trump, and she believed that a change was necessary within the party.
The former ambassador also emphasized that this type of chaos and division within the party was not helpful in defeating the Democrats. She stated that the Republican party could not continue to fight chaos with more chaos and that a change was needed in order to move forward. Haley’s message was clear – the Republican party needs to move away from Trump’s influence and find a new direction.
Haley’s comments received mixed reactions from the public, with some praising her bravery in standing up to Trump, while others criticized her for turning on the former president. Nonetheless, her words have brought attention to the Nevada primary and the problems within the Republican party as a whole. Many are now questioning the integrity of the process and the influence that Trump still holds over the party.
As for Haley, she remains determined to continue her campaign and focus on other states. Her loss in Nevada did not deter her, and she seems confident in her ability to rally support. However, her criticisms of the Nevada primary and Trump’s involvement have shed light on a larger issue within the Republican party – the need for change and unity.
Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how the party addresses these concerns and if any changes will be made to prevent similar issues in the future.