slavery in the GOP
Nikki Haley, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, now acknowledges that she should have addressed the issue of slavery when asked about its role in the GOP.
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During a CNN town hall event in Iowa on Thursday, which took place just days before the Iowa caucuses, Governor Nikki Haley admitted that she should have mentioned slavery when discussing the Civil War. She explained to moderator Erin Burnett that she assumed it was understood that slavery played a major role in the Civil War. Burnett had asked Haley to address criticism from rival Chris Christie, who suggested that her response was not due to ignorance or racism, but rather a fear of offending anyone with the truth.
On Wednesday, during an event in New Hampshire, Haley was asked about the origins of the Civil War. She stated that she believed it stemmed from issues concerning government operations, personal liberties, and societal restrictions. Both Democrats and Republicans, including Christie, were swift to capitalize on her answer.
After a shooting in Perry, Iowa that resulted in the death of a sixth-grade student and injuries to five others, Haley pledged to prioritize addressing the country’s mental health crisis as she assumed her position. She emphasized the urgency of tackling the “cancer” of mental health.
Haley expressed her opposition to imposing stricter regulations on firearms. She stated, “Taking away a specific type of gun may provide temporary relief, but in the long run, there will always be another shooting.”
Haley believes that a lack of adequate mental health care is responsible for gun violence and has proposed the implementation of additional therapists and mental health facilities across the country. She also advocates for increased protective measures in schools, drawing inspiration from the security protocols used in airports and courthouses.
“New Hampshire fixes Iowa’s first place status.”
Haley faced backlash for a comment made while campaigning in Milford, New Hampshire. During a speech to approximately 700 potential voters, she stated, “You know, Iowa starts it; you know that you correct it.” This was a plea for support in the upcoming primary in New Hampshire, which takes place after the Iowa caucuses.
Ron DeSantis, a rival candidate for the presidency, quickly criticized Haley for her remarks, stating that it was “extremely disrespectful to the people of Iowa to suggest that their votes are in need of correction.” During an interview on a radio show on Thursday, the governor of Florida also suggested that Haley was trying to make excuses for her lack of success.
Haley’s comments even got a rise out of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who took to “X” to tweet, “I trust Iowans to make their own decisions. No ‘corrections’ needed!”
At a town hall on Thursday, Iowans expressed disapproval towards Haley’s comments on a certain topic. However, she stood by her statements, stating that she doesn’t solely focus on politics and enjoys having fun as well.