PoliticsTuesday 02.20.24

Nikki Haley on Republicans endorsing Trump: “I feel no need to kiss the ring. I have no fear of Trump's retribution.”

2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Tuesday rejected demands for her to drop out of the race, hitting Republicans who endorsed former president Donald Trump instead of fighting him.

“In politics, the herd mentality is enormously strong. A lot of Republican politicians have surrendered to it. The pressure on them was way too much. They didn't want to be left out of the club,” Haley said while delivering remarks in Greenville, South Carolina. “Of course, many of the same politicians who now publicly embrace Trump, privately dread him.”

“They know what a disaster he's been and will continue to be for our party; they're just too afraid to say it out loud.”

The former South Carolina governor further criticized Republicans who have called for her to drop out of the presidential race and endorse Trump.

“I'm not afraid to say the hard truth out loud,” Haley continued. “I feel no need to kiss the ring. I have no fear of Trump's retribution. I'm not looking for anything from him. My own political future is of zero concern.”

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