“I’m Never Nikki”: Sen. Rand Paul Refuses to Endorse Nikki Haley

United States Senator Rand Paul recently released a video and created a website to declare that he would never support 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.

Candidate preferences

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Paul started off the video, posted to X, by sharing his support for other candidates: “I’ve had a long relationship with Donald Trump and there is a lot to like there. I am also a big fan of a lot of the fiscal conservatism of Ron DeSantis.”

Senator’s critique

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The senator continued with his praise before he launched into his criticism of Haley: “I think Vivek Ramaswamy has been an important voice. Also, I’ve listened to and met with the independent Bobby Kennedy. I’m not yet ready to make a decision, but I am ready to make a decision on someone who I cannot support.”

Zero confidence

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Paul stated, “I’m announcing this morning that I am never Nikki.” He then went on to share his new website with viewers, encouraging them to visit the site and let the politician know that they do not support her either.

Under fire

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The website lists the reasons Paul believes that Haley should not be supported, such as her “thirst for war,” her supposedly receiving millions of dollars from arms merchants, her belief in “nearly unlimited foreign aid,” and her “lack of respect for freedom of speech.”

Scathing statement

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In his video, Senator Paul went on to explain why he feels so strongly: “I don’t think any informed or knowledgeable libertarian or conservative should support Nikki Haley. I’ve seen her attitude towards our interventions overseas, I’ve seen her involvement in the military-industrial complex, but I’ve also seen her indicate that she thinks you should be registered to use the internet.”

Forgetting history

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Paul stated that Haley failed to understand that the “republic was founded upon people like Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, Madison, John Jay, and others” who consistently posted anonymously “for fear of the government.”

War of words

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Paul then stated that Haley should be disqualified in the “minds of all libertarian-leaning conservatives” for failing to understand and attempting to implement policy that would require people to register through the government to use the internet.

Controversial decisions

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Nikki Haley is the former governor of South Carolina, a Republican politician currently in the running for the 2024 presidential election. Last year, she stated that she would require all social media users to be verified for national security purposes if she were to win.

Hot topic

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Haley’s Republican primary standing has risen over the last few months, but she has also appeared in headlines for the wrong reasons. One incident involved her refusing to name slavery as a cause of the Civil War. She’s also been criticized for both condemning and vowing to pardon former President Donald Trump.

Haley claps back

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In response to Rand Paul’s campaign against her, Haley stated that she wasn’t fazed. Speaking to Fox News, she said, “Rand Paul would be fine if we just sat in our bubble in the United States. We have to prevent war and prevent terrorist attacks and prevent those that want to hurt us. He doesn’t want to do that. We disagree on that.”

Thanks, but no thanks

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She continued, “That’s his opinion. I have mine, but I really never was asking for Rand Paul’s support, so I’m very okay with that.”


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