Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is one of the most influential conservatives in Congress.
Paul waded into the 2024 GOP Presidential contest in his own unique way.
And Rand Paul just revealed the one Republican he can never support for President.
Paul followed up on his promised tease of an endorsement by revealing that he found good things about Donald Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
However, Paul explained that he would “never” support RINO former Governor Nikki Haley.
Paul said that Haley was a swamp creature who got rich after she left office by sinking her claws into the military industrial complex by taking cushy gigs such as sitting on the board of directors at Boeing.
Haley, Paul stated, is part of the “forever war” crowd, as she supports a blank check for Joe Biden’s adventure in Ukraine and has never seen a military intervention she didn’t support.
“I don’t think any informed or knowledgable Libertarian or conservative should support Nikki Haley,” Paul declared. “I’ve seen her attitude towards our interventions overseas, I’ve seen her involvement with the military industrial complex — $8 million being paid to become part of a team. But I’ve also seen her indicate that she thinks you should be registered to use the internet, that people posting ideas anonymously.”
What also offended Paul was Nikki Haley’s proposal to force every American citizen to register their identity with the government to post on social media.
Paul warmed that anonymous political speech is essential to free speech and was a hallmark of America’s founding.
“I think she fails to understand that our Republic was founded upon people like Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, Madison, John Jay and others, who posted routinely for fear of the government, they posted routinely anonymously. And I think her failure to really understand that or to think that you need to register through the government somehow for the internet is something that should disqualify her in the minds of all Libertarian-leaning conservatives,” Paul continued.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 12, 2024
Polls show that Nikki Haley’s main block of support comes from Democrats and left-wing independents.
Half of Haley’s voters self-ID as independents or Dems, and 77% of them have an unfavorable view of Trump. Possible that her own unfavorable spike w/ caucus-goers is tied to her increasing consolidation of anti-Trump vote
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) January 14, 2024
And Rand Paul wants conservatives to know that Haley is completely unfit to be the GOP nominee for President.
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