Haley Rallies Delegates to Back Trump, Calls for ‘Republican Unity’

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Former U.N. Ambassador and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has released all her delegates for the Republican National Convention next week and is encouraging them to support former president Trump.

Haley, in a Tuesday statement, said that the Republican convention was a time of unity. “I encourage all my delegates to vote for Donald Trump in Milwaukee next week.”

Haley, the last Republican candidate to challenge Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential nomination, ended her White House campaign four months ago. She said that Joe Biden was not qualified to serve a two-term term, and Kamala Harris was a disaster for America.

She urged, “We need to elect a president that will hold our enemies accountable, secure our borders, reduce our debt, and get our economy back on track.”

Haley began her campaign for the presidency in February last year. She was the first serious candidate to take on Trump, who announced his candidacy just three months prior. Haley was Trump’s final opponent, and she fought the former president from the New Hampshire primaries in late January to Super Tuesday in early March.

Haley announced her decision to suspend her White House bid on 6 March, the day after Trump won 14 out of 15 GOP nomination contests in Super Tuesday.

Haley stated that she would continue to speak out even after she left the race. Haley’s vote continued to rise in Republican primaries even after she left the race.

Haley announced her vote for Trump in late May. This was her first public comment since she ended her campaign in 2024.

“Trump’s not perfect in these policies. This I have said many, many times. Biden, however, has been a disaster.” Haley declared, “I will vote for Trump.”

Haley was able to win 97 delegates in the Republican primaries.

Haley does not plan to attend the convention next week in Milwaukee, according to aides.

Chaney Denton, Haley’s aide, said: “She wasn’t invited and she is fine with it.” Trump deserves to have the convention that he wants. She has made it clear that she is voting for him and wishes him all the best.

Politico was the first to report on Haley’s Tuesday move.