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Haley Campaign Press Release - Nikki Haley on Meet The Press: I'm Fighting For the Republican Party

March 03, 2024

BOSTON, MA – This morning, Nikki Haley was on Meet The Press to discuss her fight to bring the Republican Party back to its conservative values, move on from Joe Biden's and Donald Trump's drama, and save the country.

On bringing the Republican Party back…

"If the people want to see me go forward, they'll show it. They'll show it in their votes, they'll show it in their donations, they'll show it in the fact that they want us to continue to go forward. This is about really trying to get everyone to realize that this primary isn't between Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. Yes, on the ballot that's what you see. This primary is what is the direction of the Republican Party? Are we going to go where you had Donald Trump, he grew government, he didn't reduce the size of government, he put us $8 trillion in debt in just four years, more than any other president, and you're seeing a Republican Party follow him into that wasteful spending, not talking about fiscal discipline. This is about Donald Trump who believes that you should be more of an isolationist, that America doesn't need friends. That's his focus. My focus is we need to start respecting taxpayer dollars. We need to reduce the size of government. We need to put those resources more in the hands of the people. We need to start focusing on getting our kids reading again. We need to secure our borders and be a country of law and order. And we believe in peace through strength which means our focus is to prevent war. That's two very different Republican Party."

On having a government that works for the people again…

"This is not a Never Trump movement. This is the fact that I see America going into a bad direction. One that's going off a fiscal cliff. One where our kids don't think they're ever going to be able to afford a home. One where we've got only 31 percent of eighth graders in our country reading. One where we have a ridiculously open border. And one where we're about to fall into war if we don't go forward. I think that's dangerous. I think that's not what Americans want. And that's what I'm trying to say is we need to stop this direction and go in a new direction where we can be safe and healthy, economic freedom, freedom of all types, so that we can have Americans that feel like they have a government working for them again."

On a president having total immunity…

"I don't think there should ever be a president that has total immunity to do whatever they want to do. I think that we need to have someone that our kids can look up to, that they can be proud of. And I think we need to have a country of law and order, a country of freedom, and a country that goes back to respecting the value of a taxpayer dollar. And we don't know if the GOP frontrunner will follow the Constitution. Because I'm saying that's not the Republican Party. That is Donald Trump. If that is in question, that is for the voters to decide. What I am saying is I think we deserve better. Americans deserve better. We can't say that our only options are Joe Biden and Donald Trump. We can't. Two guys in their eighties, two guys that continue to put this division between America, two guys who haven't talked about a vision for the future, all they do is talk about each other in the past. That's the problem."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Nikki Haley on Meet The Press: I'm Fighting For the Republican Party Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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