Nikki Attacks House GOP

( – 2024 GOP presidential nomination hopeful Nikki Haley attacked House Republicans for their internal rift over the speakership while also blasting President Joe Biden and the Democrats for trying to take advantage of the turmoil across the aisle.

On the CNN program “State of the Union” on Sunday, Haley commented on the complicated battle for the House Speaker job after earlier this month, eight conservative Republicans sided with the Democrats to depose then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

The ensuing Speaker nomination contest inside the GOP has seen severe disagreements, with House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) being forced to withdraw from the race despite technically winning it.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), an ally of former President Donald Trump, has now emerged as the favorite.

In her comments, Haley insisted that House Republicans unite behind a single speakership candidate.

“They need to get it together. They need to get in a room and figure out who this is going to be and come out unified,” she told CNN host Jake Tapper.

“That’s what Republicans need to do. This is not a good look. This is not good for our country. We saw what happened to Israel when they were distracted,” the presidential nomination candidate added, as cited by The Washington Times.

She also blamed the disarray among House Republicans on the left and President Joe Biden in particular, before Tapper interrupted her.

“You have to let me finish,” Haley reacted.

“We have seen chaos with inflation. We’ve seen chaos with the lack of transparency in education. We’ve seen chaos on the border. We’ve seen chaos with crime on the streets, and now we’re seeing chaos around the world,” she elaborated.

“What I’m saying is, you can’t fix Democrat chaos with Republican chaos,” the presidential hopeful concluded.

In the same interview, she also criticized her 2024 nomination rival, former President Donald Trump, for describing Hezbollah, a terrorist group in the Middle East, which is an Iran proxy, as “smart” amid the turmoil in the region after Israel was attacked recently by another similar network, Hamas.

“It’s the wrong place at the wrong time,” Haley said, slamming Trump for “complimenting” Israel’s enemies while criticizing Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.