The Friday Short: Nikki Haley’s Profiles In Courage Moment Failure

My first Left of Lansing “Friday Short” for 2024 deals with Nikki Haley’s failure to flat-out say the American Civil War was fought over the right for Southern states to continue the practice of slavery.

But there’s a reason why Haley couldn’t give a straight answer to that simple question. She, like all of her Republican cohorts, are afraid of angering and losing their white Christian Nationalist base.

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Nikki Haley doesn’t mention slavery when asked what caused the Civil War. She later walks that back.” By Meg Kinnard of The Associated Press

Nikki Haley’s quote I used courtesy of CNN (and Aaron Rupar

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Photo: “Reception IHO Nikki Haley at the CMR2020” by U.S. Embassy Jerusalem is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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