Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), has called on Presidential candidate Nikki Haley to stand down. Speaking on Fox News, McDaniel said she does not see a way forward for Haley but praised the former South Carolina Governor for running a great campaign. “We need to unite around our eventual nominee, which is going to be Donald Trump,” she said.
Despite losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, however, Haley insists she will stay the course and told cheering supporters in the Granite State that there are dozens of states to go. “New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last,” she said.
Recent media reports suggest that Donald Trump is pressuring the RNC to declare him the candidate and sidestep the rest of the primary campaign. Haley said Trump is “overstepping,” adding that Americans want to make this choice and will not be happy if the committee does it for them. She also insists that even if she loses her home state of South Carolina to the former President, she will still continue.
Ms. Haley made the sensational statement recently that the RNC is not an “honest broker” and would demonstrate clear bias toward Trump if it decided to name the candidate after just two states have voted.
Accusing Trump of cowardice, Nikki Haley insists he should debate her face to face and stop “hiding.” At a rally on January 28, she told a pro-Trump heckler that he represents the same “disruption” as Donald Trump, whom she blamed for “planting” the heckler in the audience. Haley told her audience to ignore the man shouting, “Vote Donald Trump,” saying, “This is what Trump does.” She has previously attempted to goad the former President into debate by calling him “insecure” and accusing him of “temper tantrums.”
Recent polls show Donald Trump with a commanding lead in the GOP primaries. A Tyson Group survey from January 26 places Trump at 58% to Nikki Haley’s 31%.