Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, widely considered to be the Republican Party Establishment’s pick for the 2024 presidential election, has remained silent on recent explosive evidence of fraud and election irregularities.
Haley’s last apparent public statement on the matter was on November 13th, when she made the broad but accurate statement that ballot harvesting and absentee ballots are prime vehicles for fraud. She then made headlines for calling out Twitter when they censored even that relatively mild statement.
Wow. When Iran’s Ayatollah says the Holocaust didn’t happen, Twitter doesn’t say “this claim is disputed.” When I say ballot harvesting makes election fraud easier Twitter says that’s disputed. Wonder why conservatives don’t trust big tech? pic.twitter.com/5SGkqyOhUe
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 13, 2020
Her statement came a week after criticism by Donald Trump Jr. and conservative commentator Mike Cernovich called her out for “sitting on the sidelines” in the fight for transparency.
The tweet was published just one day after Business Insider published the headline “Nikki Haley, a high-profile Republican and possible 2024 presidential hopeful, has remained silent about Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims”.
This is an important point! Everyone should be watching who is actually fighting this flagrant nonsense and who is sitting on the sidelines.
Republicans have been weak for decades which has allowed for the left to do these things.
Let’s end that trend once and for all. https://t.co/peyy9QNuze
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 5, 2020
Three days later, Haley tweeted out support for the Million MAGA March for election integrity. However, she didn’t mention the purpose or name of the March, simply referring to it as “the DC March”.
I was proud of the patriotism shown at the DC March. The violence that followed was disturbing. Without consequences, these criminals will continue to threaten & harm as if it is a right. We are a country of laws,the moment we stop, we lose everything this country was founded on.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 16, 2020
Since that time, Haley’s Twitter feed has been filled with statements on a variety of key Republican issues condemning a presumed incoming Biden administration. One New York Post article she tweeted out began with “The Trump administration may be on its way out…”.
Haley has also repeatedly exhorted her followers to vote Republican in the upcoming Georgia runoff election, while not mentioning at all the election integrity hearings taking place there.
Haley has long been considered a serious presidential contender as she has so far been able to maintain the good graces of the Republican Establishment while also largely avoiding ruffled feathers in President Trump’s orbit by remaining publicly loyal to him.
As an Asian-American woman, she also represents a hope for many in Republican leadership to show a more diverse side of the GOP.
It is unclear now whether her current level of support for the President will be enough to win the support of Republican voters, who almost unanimously believe fraud occurred and are furious at the inaction from the Republican establishment.
As of time of writing, oddsmaker SBD gives Haley better odds than President Trump of winning the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and only slightly worse odds than incumbent Vice President Mike Pence.