Jamiesfeast – After the chaotic Nevada Republican primary, where former President Donald Trump was not listed on the ballot, ex-United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the Republican Party for its disarray.
According to Associated Press projections, even though she was the only serious candidate on the ticket, Haley ended up finishing in second place on Tuesday night. She received 31 percent of the vote, losing to “none of these candidates” by a margin of over 30 points.
In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, the former South Carolina governor expressed her strong disapproval of her own party. She criticized Republicans for a series of setbacks that took place just before her defeat in Nevada.
Haley criticized the GOP for “imploding” following the revelation that Ronna McDaniel, the embattled chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is contemplating resigning amidst weeks of scrutiny and criticism.
Haley criticized the GOP-led House of Representatives for their inability to pass any legislation. Shortly before the Nevada race results were announced, the Republican party’s attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas due to the issues at the southern border was unsuccessful.
Congressional Republicans suffered another setback on Tuesday as their proposed standalone bill to provide aid to Israel failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives. Despite strong backing from the GOP, the bill fell short, marking another defeat for the Republican Party.
During his time as UN ambassador in the Trump administration, Haley took the opportunity to ridicule Trump’s recent setback in the federal appeals court. The court firmly denied his claim of immunity from prosecution, which related to the felony charges accusing him of attempting to overturn the 2020 election results.
In a recent post on X, Haley expressed her frustration with the Republican party, highlighting the repetitive nature of their actions and the resulting chaos. She emphasized that this pattern is akin to insanity, as they continue to face challenges. Haley pointed out the recent implosion of the RNC, the inability of the GOP House to pass any legislation, and Trump’s loss in yet another court case, accompanied by his display of anger. She concluded by stating that voting for Trump would only contribute to further chaos.
Representatives for Haley and Trump were contacted by Newsweek via email on Wednesday night for comment.
Despite coming in second place in Nevada, Haley’s team demonstrated unwavering determination to stay in the presidential race.
According to an email statement to Newsweek, Olivia Perez-Cubas, spokesperson for Haley, expressed that Haley’s campaign is continuing with full momentum after the Nevada primary was called.
“We didn’t bother to play a game rigged for Trump,” Perez-Cubas told Newsweek. “Even Donald Trump knows that when you play penny slots, the house wins. We’re full steam ahead in South Carolina and beyond.”
Although Haley suffered a defeat, it is important to note that the Nevada primary holds more of a symbolic significance. This is because the state is also planning to conduct a caucus where the delegates will be awarded on Thursday.
Haley’s choice to be featured on the Nevada primary ballot instead of the caucus seemed like an effort to demonstrate that she continues to receive backing in the race, as the next primary election in her home state of South Carolina approaches on February 24th.