Haley Says Ramaswamy Crossed The Line

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(TargetLiberty.org) – Former South Carolina governor and former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley criticized presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy over his attack on her name, Nimarata Randhawa, on his campaign website.

During an interview on Fox News on Tuesday, Haley claimed that she was not going to engage in “these childish name games” adding that this kind of behavior was “pretty pathetic.” Ramaswamy’s mention of Haley’s maiden name on his campaign website has widely been viewed as an attempt to mock her after Haley had attacked Ramaswamy on the debate stage by stating that he did not have any experience with foreign policy and “it shows.”

Haley during the debate had specifically mentioned Ramaswamy’s comments that the U.S. needed to stop funding Israel which he had made during an interview with the Washington Free Beacon. However, Ramaswamy has since then denied that he supports such a move.

Haley added that when she was born Nikki was on her birth certificate, as it is her middle name, and that her last name came from being married to a Haley. She then argued that this was her name regardless of what Ramaswamy stated or how he misspelled it. She added that Ramaswamy was not able to step back from the fact that he had claimed he would stop supporting Israel no matter how much he wanted to backtrack that statement.

As Haley pointed out it was crucial that the importance of these relations should be understood. Fox News host Sean Hannity also blasted Ramaswamy over his remarks about Israel.

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