Sen. Rand Paul starts a new PAC: ‘#Never Nikki’

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Sen. Rand Paul, a conservative Republican from Kentucky, announced the creation of a political action committee that will discourage voters from choosing Nikki Haley as the Republican presidential nominee.

“I have been watching the GOP Primary closely for a while now, and I like various aspects of several candidates – Republicans like President Trump, Governor DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy. I’m interested in the ideas of some independents too, such as Bobby Kennedy. As I look over the field, I don’t think I yet have a first choice, but I do know one thing: count me in as Never Nikki,” he wrote on the PAC’s newly launched website.

“Based on her record and campaign, I don’t see how any thoughtful or informed libertarian or conservative should vote for Nikki Haley. If you agree, let your voice be heard,” he wrote.

Haley has surged past Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in some polls. In New Hampshire, Haley is now at 28%, up from 18% in November in a recent Emerson College poll. DeSantis is down to 7%. Former President Donald Trump is at 44%, down from 49%. The poll was conducted Jan. 8-10 among 751 Republican presidential primary voters in New Hampshire.

In national poll averages published by FiveThirtyEight.com, Haley and DeSantis are neck-and-neck at about 12%, while Trump sits at 60% of the Republican voters.

But Sen. Paul isn’t buying what Haley is selling.

“Nikki Haley supports Biden and McConnell and the forever-war crowd on funding for the war in Ukraine. Her thirst for war is so strong she actually said: ‘I’m sick of talking about a Department of Defense. I want a Department of Offense.’

“She even personally received millions of dollars from the arms merchants who benefit from the war, a conflict of interest that undergirds her eagerness for foreign military intervention. This position isn’t new either – as governor of South Carolina she gave tax dollars to those same arms merchants, and they showered her with campaign contributions and a seat on their board when she left office.While most others were decrying the mistakes of the past 20 years, and fighting for an America First foreign policy, Nikki Haley was aligning herself with and declaring her foreign policy allies to be John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

Nikki Haley believes in nearly unlimited foreign aid — we have sent over $100 BILLION we don’t have to Ukraine already and she wants more. But this also isn’t new. In her book With All Due Respect, she wrote ‘Humanitarian Assistance will always be a priority for the United States, we will always be generous.'”

But Nikki Haley’s ‘generosity’ with your tax dollars and her support for all foreign aid in the context of a $34 TRILLION dollar debt is in no way libertarian or conservative. Beyond the issues of endless wars, Nikki Haley’s lack of respect for freedom of speech is shocking to anyone who believes in the constitution.

Sen. Paul said that Nikki Haley believes that all internet posters should be registered and verified.

“This flies in the face of a free American Republic whose founders wrote anonymously the Federalist Papers and routinely posted newspaper articles and pamphlets under Pseudonyms. Anyone who doesn’t fully believe in free speech or who wants endless wars has no business anywhere near the White House.But wait, there’s more.

Nikki Haley routinely praised the mission of the United Nations, the results they achieved, and the people who ran it, Rand said.

“First up, her quote ‘I believe the U.N. does valuable work.‘ By that she means your tax dollars since the US is the primary funder of UN. She repeatedly praised the U.N. Secretary General (former president of Socialist International) and declared that they ‘think alike,'” he wrote.

“Nikki Haley disagreed with President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria and Afghanistan and defended continued U.S. presence in both places. If you want to move quickly to domestic policy, in South Carolina, Nikki Haley advocated for a gas tax hike, a state-run vaccine registry and never lifted a finger for school choice,” Rand wrote.

16 COMMENTS

  1. I’ll vote for Mark Begich before Nikki Haley. That includes her as a VP candidate.

    Not just no. Hell no.

  2. These wing nuts are hell bent on giving us another four years of the corrupt Biden.

    What nonsense. Paul is full of it. It was Biden that pulled us out of Afghanistan and gave away tens of billions of dollars of valuable arms to people who hate us- and who use those weapons against us. All the effort we put into Afghanistan was lost.

    Once again, the goal is to beat Biden. Trump lost the popular vote twice, once to Hillary, and then to dementia Joe. Trump can not win. The country is more liberal than it was in 2020. California, Illinois, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Colorado, Maine, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and a host of others are NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR TRUMP. Its delusional thinking to ignore the reality of what has happened to the USA. So, for those who are not delusional, we need Haley to be in the general election against Biden. She does not have the insane baggage of rump. She was a decent, two term governor of S. Carolina. She is pro life, pro gun, and pushed for lower taxes and regulations. As a result, the economy of her state grew while she was governor.

    Trump is too old- he’d be the same age as dementia Joe if he were to take office in Jan, 2025. He’s already slipping, and slurring his words. Rump is NOT a fiscal conservative. No one, especially Paul, should be backing a guy who grew the national debt by $7.8 trillion in his short time in office.

    • So you want a censorious war monger with no first principles who will be beholden to the donor class?

      I will never vote for that type of republican again. They are worse then a democrat.

      If I get stabbed I prefer it to be towards my chest and not my back. At least I can see it coming and prepare to defend accordingly.

      • Good grief Micah, calm down. Standing up to a state sponsor of terror- Putin- does not make one a war monger. When no one stood up to Hitler’s aggression and invasion of neighboring countries we ended up with WW2. Standing up to Hitler/Putin/terror makes the world a safer place and reduces the odds of a major conflict. How long do you think it might be before Putin tried to take Alaska- or a part of Alaska back, without the fear of reprisal?

        Oh, and Gov. Haley never declared war on anyone, not even N. Carolina.

        • M, in case you haven’t noticed yet (for 32 years now), the Soviet Union is gone, and the Cold War is over. You may now hang up your rabid Russophobia.

          It’s funny, I am old enough to remember when it was those on the hard RIGHT who were considered the warmongers, not those on the radical left, like you.

        • Putin is never gonna try to take Alaska. He doesn’t have the ability and he knows we’d nuke him if he did.

    • Scott, good point. Trump loved, loved loved the Clintons:

      NY1 interview:

      “PUBLISHED 4:19 PM ET OCT. 19, 2016

      While Donald Trump has been relentlessly attacking both Bill and Hillary Clinton as he campaigns for president – including going after Bill Clinton’s alleged infidelity – he was filled with praise for both of them in an exclusive interview that first aired on NY1 on November 12, 2008.

      “I think Bill Clinton was a great president,’” Trump said in the interview that was conducted shortly after the 2008 presidential election on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” program.

      “You know, you look at the country then. The economy was doing great. Look at what happened during the Clinton years. I mean we had no war, the economy was doing great, everybody was happy. A lot of people hated him because they were jealous as hell,’” Trump said.

      Asked about Hillary Clinton, Trump said: “I think she is going to go down at a minimum as a great senator. I think she is a great wife to a president.”

  3. Nikki Haley wouldn’t be my first choice and unfortunately Rand isn’t running this time so I can’t count him as a choice. If it’s anyone who’s last name isn’t Biden then I’ll listen, if it’s Haley vs Biden, if it’s Trump vs Biden, if it’s Ramaswamy vs Biden, even if it’s somehow Christy vs Biden after he dropped out and is being courted as a third party candidate…whoever it is that has the best chance and their last name isn’t Biden #neverbiden

    This is yet another Republican on Republican, destroy any chance a Republican has to win at all costs, that leads to yet another Democrat in office move. It’s stupid self destructive nonsense and the reason Republicans continue to lose elections they should easily win.

  4. As Senator Rand so succinctly stated, Nut Job Nikki. if God forbid were ever elected President, would essentially just be an extension of the Obama/Biden administration. The Uniparty loves her one world government philosophy as evidenced by the big money donors, both RINO and Dems, opening their money spigots up to her campaign. If you want more censorship, more wars, more World Economic Forum influence in the USA and more national debt than she’s your gal

  5. Remember when elections were about picking the best person with the best ideas and the best record and who presented themselves best? No what do we have? The “never” movement began with Dems and rinos. Truly hope this isn’t a harbinger of never-America…

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