Ramaswamy Wants Haley Disqualified From Running, She Questions His Credentials
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India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – Vivek Ramaswamy has strongly expressed his belief that Nikki Haley, his rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, should be disqualified from running for the presidency. This fiery statement came in the wake of a heated exchange between the two candidates, with Haley comparing Ramaswamy’s comments on the Israel-Hamas conflict to those of the far-left “Squad” in Congress.
Their ongoing verbal clashes have been a prominent feature of their campaign trail, featuring prominently in the first two Republican presidential nomination debates, Fox News reported. Despite this, Haley has experienced a boost in her poll numbers, both in early state surveys and nationally, recently doubling her support in a Fox News national poll released just this week.
Ramaswamy, speaking to reporters before addressing the New Hampshire GOP’s First-in-the-Nation Leadership Summit, accused Haley of having “personal conflicts of interest,” seemingly alluding to her husband’s connections to the defense industry, Fox said. He asserted that Nikki Haley’s foreign policy experience was reflected in her substantial financial gains, amounting to $8 million, labeling it distasteful, particularly in a political climate where the White House has been accused of monetizing connections and foreign policy. Ramaswamy expressed his apprehension about a president who might lead the nation into World War III.
Notably, the Haley campaign did not offer a response to Ramaswamy’s latest critique. However, during her visit to the Statehouse in Concord to register her name on New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary ballot, she made her views clear. Haley remarked that “Ramaswamy sounds like the Squad” and stated that there was no place for either the Squad or Ramaswamy in discussions concerning international conflicts, Fox said.
Haley is not the only 2024 GOP White House candidate critical of Ramaswamy. Former Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina have also taken issue with his recent comments, which questioned the motivations of certain Republicans advocating for a robust Israeli response following a surprise attack by Hamas on Israel. This attack, the deadliest on the Jewish state in decades, has significantly influenced the 2024 presidential race and highlighted the growing divide within the GOP between the “America First” anti-interventionist faction and the more traditional conservative wing that has long supported the United States’ global policing role, Fox noted.