Presidential candidate Nikki Haley spoke out about former President Donald Trump's charges related to the events of Jan. 6, 2021, arguing that he "didn't attack the Capitol."
Haley shared the comments during a radio interview on "The Good Morning New Hampshire with Jack Heath" show.
Nikki Haley Ahead of Donald Trump Arraignment: ‘Trump Didn’t Attack the Capitol’ https://t.co/GV1EffjKvc
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“I’ve also said that Donald Trump bears some responsibility for what happened. But Trump didn’t attack the Capitol. It’s not a crime to say that you think an election was stolen. He should not be prosecuted for that,” she said.
“Unlike the other candidates, I didn’t rush out with a statement yesterday on Trump’s indictment for one simple reason: Like most Americans, I’m tired of commenting on every Trump drama,” she remarked. “I’ve lost track of whether this indictment is the third or fourth or the fifth.”
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"We should be focusing on how to stop China. We should be focusing on how to close the border. We need to be reversing Bidenomics," Haley continued.
"Putting a 77-year-old former president in prison doesn’t do any of that. We’ve got to move on already," she added.
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"The other three non-Trump candidates in the top five — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and former Vice President Mike Pence — all issued statements shortly after Trump was charged," the Daily Wire reported.
“As President, I will end the weaponization of government, replace the FBI Director, and ensure a single standard of justice for all Americans,” said DeSantis. “While I’ve seen reports, I have not read the indictment. I do, though, believe we need to enact reforms so that Americans have the right to remove cases from Washington, D.C., to their home districts.”
Former Vice President Mike Pence took a more direct shot at Trump, stating, “Today’s indictment serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be President of the United States.”
Despite the indictment, Trump continues to lead among GOP presidential candidates in nationwide polls. The first debate, scheduled for later this month, will allow candidates an opportunity to speak out and attempt to close the gap against the former president.
The latest words from Haley show she is against the Trump charges but is focused on other issues in her run for president.