Trump’s not alone anymore as the only candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and one-time U.N. ambassador, announced Tuesday that she will run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Haley served as a South Carolina House of Representative for three terms before she was elected as governor of her state in 2010. She became the youngest governor in the nation at the age of 38. She won a second term and stayed until 2017 when former President Donald Trump nominated her as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
“Some look at our past as evidence that America’s founding principles are bad; they say the promise of freedom is just made-up. Some think our ideas are not just wrong, but racist and evil. Nothing could be further from the truth,”
Haley said in an announcement released via video on Twitter.
She also talked about freedom in America as opposed to despotic actions in regimes around the globe.
Haley said that she has seen worldwide evil in places like China where they commit genocide and in Iran where they murder their people who challenge the government.
She said that when a woman tells you she was forced to watch soldiers throw her baby into a fire, “it puts things into perspective. Even on our worst day, we are blessed to live in America.”
Haley was a fighter at the U.N. and earned a great reputation among conservatives. She called anti-Semitic UNESCO a “cesspool” and “among the most corrupt and politically biased UN agencies.” She took a stand against Cuba and said she wouldn’t back down until the Cuban people had their rights restored. And she was a constant defender of Israel.
In her announcement, Haley promised to take on the woke Left and defend American values.
Get excited! Time for a new generation.
Let’s do this! 👊 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/BD5k4WY1CP
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 14, 2023