Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and longtime Trump ally Nikki Haley is fiercely condemning the former president’s actions on and leading up to Jan.6th. In fierce statements made to Politico, Haley expressed regret over blindly following the former president saying “he let us down.”
According to The Hill:
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” Haley, who served in her ambassador role under Trump, said. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”
The former South Carolina governor told Politico that she has not spoken with Trump since the mob attack, further expressing her disappointment with remarks Trump gave at a rally ahead of the riot condemning his own vice president, Mike Pence.
“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” Haley told Politico. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”
And it wasn’t just his words,” she added at the time. “His actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history.”
Haley’s fierce remarks come as Trump’s defense team is set to argue his case today in the Senate. The defense will likely touch on other incendiary remarks made by Democrat lawmakers like Nancy Pelosi, Cori Bush, and Maxine Waters.
The former ambassador has already emerged as a possible presidential contender in the 2024 race. Last month, Haley launched a political action committee focused on helping Republicans win back the House in 2022.