As the field of GOP candidates running to be the alternative to Donald Trump narrows, we’re beginning to see the candidates take each other on. On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) went after former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley on WYRD in Greenville, S.C. That’s right — he called her out in her home state.
In a wide-ranging interview with host Tara Servatius, DeSantis criticized Haley’s stances on a number of issues after her $10 million ad buy gunning for the governor. He began with a salvo that she hasn’t done enough to fight for conservatives on a national level.
“She has never fought any big fight on our behalf as conservatives and won any big fight,” he said. “Anytime that guns come out, anytime the left does, she cuts and runs.”
The way Haley bought into the left’s narrative about the death of George Floyd three years ago was another issue. While Haley handled tricky race-charged issues well as governor of South Carolina — including the confederate flag controversy — she sounded like a leftist when it came to the riots after Floyd’s death. DeSantis seized on that issue.
“You know, I remember when the George Floyd…
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