Haley: Biden's Afghanistan departure made America look 'defeated'

April 7, 2023

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said that President Joe Biden's military departure from Afghanistan made America look "defeated."

Haley shared the comments in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News concerning the Biden administration.

The comments

“Well, I think if you look at the Russian invasion in Ukraine, I think if you look at China sending over a spy balloon, I think if you look at Iran trying to build a bomb, or you look at North Korea testing ballistic missiles, it all goes back to the debacle that we had in Afghanistan,” Haley said.

“I mean, the idea that we left Afghanistan in the middle of the night, without telling our allies, who stood shoulder to shoulder with us for decades, because we asked them to be there,” Haley said. “I mean, think about what that told our allies. More importantly, think about what that told our enemies.”

The border

Haley has also attacked Biden over his disastrous border policies that have included a return to the Obama administration's catch-and-release practices.

“And then the one thing that could make the biggest difference, stop catch and release and go to catch and deport. When you start deporting illegal immigrants, they will stop coming,” Haley said.

“Why are we doing this? Stop the insanity because we’re doing this to ourselves. And what I will say is this is not a Republican or Democrat issue, this is a national security issue,” Haley said.

Haley has reportedly raised over $11 million in her opening weeks of a campaign for the GOP nomination that has struggled to gain traction against former President Donald Trump.

Trump has led in most early polls, followed closely in some polls only by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis has not yet revealed whether he will run for the GOP nomination in 2024.

Haley's strong attacks against the Biden administration have been on target with early supporters, sounding the call against progressive concerns under his watch.

The GOP hopeful will likely continue to ramp up the attacks as Haley seeks to add support to her early campaign.


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