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A rising refrain of influential conservatives are calling on former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to finish what seems to be a hopeless quest for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination and unite across the high candidate by far, former President Donald Trump.
The calls come as Haley has gone 0-4 within the first collection of primaries, and she or he is trailing Trump by a large margin in her own residence state of South Carolina, the place she served as governor.
“A group of 12 prominent conservatives, including a former governor, media executives, and a former U.S. attorney general,” are calling on her to stop the race, the Washington Examiner reported, although she is continuous to boost cash and has vowed to remain within the race till the tip.
“While you have waged a spirited campaign for the 2024 Republican Party nomination, it is clear you cannot win the GOP nomination,” a letter to her reads. “We applaud your efforts, but your candidacy is over.”
The group went on to accuse her of harming the GOP by staying within the race.
The Washington Examiner famous:
The group consists of former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, former Ohio Rep. Bob McEwen, Conservative Action Project Chairman Kenneth Blackwell, Conservative Leadership PAC Chairman Morton Blackwell, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, Counterpoint Institute President Dr. Shea Bradley-Farrell, Tea Party Patriots Chairwoman Jenny Beth Martin, American Lands Council President Myron Ebell, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie, presidential historian Craig Shirley, American Spectator Publisher R. Emmett Tyrrell, and former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese.
The group cited a previous instance of how a protracted and pointless candidacy throughout the GOP induced long-term harm to each the occasion and the candidate himself.
“In 1964, then-[New York] Governor Nelson Rockefeller stayed in the race against [Arizona] Sen. Barry Goldwater too long, even when it was apparent he had lost the nomination,” it reads. “As a result, Rockefeller ended up hated by the rank and file of the GOP. Do you really want to become the Nelson Rockefeller of the 21st century?”
The group additionally lashed out at Haley’s criticisms of Trump, which they mentioned would harm his probabilities towards President Joe Biden in November.
“Please withdraw from the race now, endorse Donald Trump, and another year will beckon,” the letter concludes. “This action by you would be the better part of valor.”
During an interview on “Fox News @ Night” final week, Haley declared that the U.S. can have a feminine president, whether or not it’s her or Kamala Harris, claiming that Trump can’t win the overall election.
“This is about the fact that we are going to have a female President of the United States. It will either be me or it will be Kamala Harris. I voted for Trump twice. I was proud to serve in his administration, but chaos follows him. We can’t be a country in disarray in a world on fire and go through four more years of chaos. We won’t survive it,” Haley mentioned.
She continued, “And he can’t win a general election. That’s a fact. We lost in 2018. We lost in 2020. We lost in 2022. Look at what happened yesterday. He lost his case on immunity, and he’s got a year’s worth of court cases yet. The Republicans couldn’t get a border situation done. They couldn’t impeach Secretary Mayorkas. They couldn’t pass a pro-Israel bill. The RNC is imploding. All of that has Trump’s fingerprints on it. Everything he touches is chaos, and we continue to lose. How many more times do we have to lose before we realize that is the problem?”
“Look at the messaging. Trump, as the Republican incumbent, didn’t get 43 percent of the vote in New Hampshire. That’s not small. You look at the general election polls. Trump is down in every one of those polls. Down 7, down 9. On his best day, it’s margin of error. We had a Marquette poll come out recently in Wisconsin, I defeat Biden by 15 points. Wall Street Journal, I defeat Biden by 17 points,” Haley mentioned.