Haley Says It’s Time To Face America’s Real Issues Amid Trump’s Indictment
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has spoken up regarding the most recent indictment against former President Donald Trump in connection with the events of Jan. 6, 2021. During an interview on the “Good Morning New Hampshire with Jack Heath” radio show, she expressed her weariness of the constant drama surrounding Trump.
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“Like most Americans, I’m tired of commenting on every Trump drama… I’ve lost track of whether this indictment is the third or fourth or the fifth,” she said.
“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,” she continued.
The indictment, brought forth by a federal grand jury, charged the former president with Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding, Conspiracy Against Rights and Obstruction of and Attempt to Obstruct an Official Proceeding.
Before Haley’s comments, other non-Trump Republican presidential candidates, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), former Vice President Mike Pence and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, promptly issued statements after Trump’s indictment.
On Tuesday evening, DeSantis issued a statement, vowing to end the weaponization of government. “As President, I will end the weaponization of government, replace the FBI Director, and ensure a single standard of justice for all Americans,” he said.
He also called for reforms that allow cases to be moved from Washington, D.C., to home districts.
Scott, in his statement, expressed concern about the weaponization of the Biden administration’s Department of Justice and the unequal treatment of 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,” he stated.
As for Vivek Ramaswamy, he is standing firm on his pledge of pardoning Trump, citing censorship as a contributing factor to the January 6th riot.
Condemning the indictment as “Un-American,” the anti-woke entrepreneur asserted that pardoning Trump would be a commitment to preserving American values and integrity.
Pence, on the other hand, did not in any way speak in support of the GOP frontrunner. While acknowledging the presumption of innocence, he raised concerns about the potential implications of Trump’s candidacy on discussions regarding the Capitol protests.
“Today’s indictment serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be President of the United States,” he stated.