Once upon a time, Nikki Haley was an impressive member of Trump’s team. She was a powerful voice at the U.N.; many wondered if she would one day sit in the Oval Office.
But it seems her personal aspirations got the better of her. She abruptly left the Trump administration. More recently, she quickly ditched Trump after the 2020 Election.
And she slammed the former president, joining the left to blame him for January 6.
It came out, after all that, she tried to meet with Trump–and was denied. Now, it seems like the biggest conservative event left her out in the cold.
From The Hill:
When a handful of potential Republican presidential hopefuls convene on Thursday for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), there will be one notable absence from the speaking lineup: Nikki Haley…
The fallout from Haley’s remarks underscores the risks associated with her strategy of criticizing Trump’s actions and establishing a separate political identity while at the same time trying to appeal to his base of supporters.
Why It’s Important:
After the election, several Republicans in D.C. attacked Trump. Perhaps they did it to save their skin, win over the swamp, or go where they thought the GOP was going.
Nikki Haley appeared to be one of them.
But the painful reality these RINOs learned is that the party isn’t leaving Trump’s side. Not by a longshot.
CPAC this year will feature man prominent Republicans who hope to serve a larger role in the country. That includes potential senators, governors, and presidential hopefuls.
Haley won’t be one of them, because she spurred a president who got 75 million (real) votes. Trump might not be the 2024 nominee, but trying to burn him was a foolish mistake.
Some thought he’d be the one snubbed at CPAC. Instead, he will be making his first speech there this Sunday since leaving office.
It’s clear that the GOP remains the party of Trump. If they have a future, it will be with his supporter and guidance.
Haley and other Republicans gambled that the party would reject Trump, believing the left’s narrative about the election and the Capitol Hill upheaval.
Instead, conservatives are standing behind Trump. And those who ditched him over the fall are being viewed worse than traitors.
- Nikki Haley was not invited to speak at CPAC this year.
- This comes after she publicly criticized Donald Trump, blaming him for January 6.
- A few Republicans turned on the former president, but the party remains behind him.
Source: The Hill