Nikki Haley, a high-profile Republican and possible 2024 presidential hopeful, has remained silent about Trump's unfounded election fraud claims
- President Donald Trump's former United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, has stayed mum on his repeated false complaints that the election was stolen from him.
- Haley has been working as the founder of Stand For America — an "issue advocacy group" promoting "freedom at home and strength abroad" — since leaving office.
- Throughout her political career, Haley has been known to be friendly with the press and willing to weigh in on issues of the day.
- But she has avoided commenting on Trump's refusal to concede the election.
- The closest she came to weighing in on the presidential result came in a vague tweet on Trump's "leadership" along with how "the law must be followed" and "the truth will prevail."
Most of President Donald Trump's allies have thrown their support behind his baseless claims of voter fraud in an effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
Yet Nikki Haley — his former United Nations ambassador and a consistent supporter of the Trump administration since her departure from the in 2018 — has so far steered clear of the conversation.Last week, before Insider and Decision Desk HQ called the race for President-elect Joe Biden on November 6, Haley treaded carefully to display her support for Trump.
Her vague comment came less than an hour after Donald Trump Jr., the president's son and campaign adviser, called out future presidential hopefuls for a "total lack of action" in the Trump campaign's voter-fraud fight. Haley has been rumored as a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
—Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 5, 2020In the days that followed, however, Haley hasn't echoed or defended Trump's false rhetoric that he "will win" the election.
winning two upcoming run-offs in Georgia, which would help Republicans maintain a majority in the Senate or give Democrats control over the upper chamber of Congress."One of many reasons these Georgia races matter is that if the Dems gain control, Bernie Sanders becomes budget chair," she tweeted. "He has said he wants to slash military budgets and called for $97 trillion more in federal spending. Georgia, we are counting on you! #SayNoToBernie."
Her statement suggests that Biden has won the election, as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would then have the power to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate.
—Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 6, 2020
—Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 8, 2020
The most contentious subject Haley recently waded into was the high-profile college football game between Clemson and Notre Dame, with the former South Carolina governor rallying behind her alma mater.
—Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 8, 2020Haley is known to be friendly with the press and open to weighing in on the major issues of the day throughout her political career, though she was more cautious as UN ambassador when Trump's behavior or tweets would make headlines.
She served her role in the Trump administration for two years and resigned in 2018. She has since founded a conservative nonprofit, Stand for America. She held a speech at the Republican National Convention in August to support Trump's reelection.
Haley did not respond to Insider's request for comment.
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