Today, former Trump administration cabinet chief Nikki Haley announced her candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. As she kicks off her campaign, Haley talks about her personal journey and tries to distinguish it from what promises to be a far-right-leaning Republican field.
But a look at the evidence suggests that Nikki Haley is just another MAGA hardliner posing as a mainstream Republican in an attempt to woo more moderate primary voters. Here’s a look at just three of Haley’s most provocative moments “just like MAGA”:
Women’s Reproductive Rights Restricted in South Carolina: In 2016, then governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley signed an extreme law that severely restricted women’s access to abortionwithout exception for rape or incest, under South Carolina law.
Plans approved to end Social Security and Medicare as we know them: From 2010, Nikki Haley hailed former Republican President Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposal that would radically change Medicare as we know it and said lawmakers should review Medicare and Social Security spending to address the federal debt. And in 2020, she tweeted a public statement in support of cuts to Social Security.
Thousands in South Carolina denied access to Medicaid:Haley blocked more than 300,000 South Carolina’s access to Medicaid refusing to accept federal aid and expanding the program in 2014, making affordable care less accessible to his state’s most vulnerable populations.
“Nikki Haley can try to repackage herself however she wants, but she repeatedly let her constituents down as governor and then covered and comforted Donald Trump as a staunch adviser to her cabinet, all to please the public. far-right base MAGA”, said Rahna Epting, executive director of MoveOn Political Action. “She has shown that she will do anything to follow the MAGA agenda, even if it means taking away our personal freedoms and our hard-earned Social Security and Medicare, reducing access to Medicaid or weakening our democracy. . MoveOn and our millions of members won’t stop calling Nikki Haley on her program “just like MAGA” as she tries to run through the middle.
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