Haley to receive GOP group's highest award at The Citadel




  • In US
  • 2021-12-02 18:14:08Z
  • By Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is being feted Thursday night at The Citadel, where a Republican group is making her the first woman to receive its highest honor.

Haley, a potential 2024 presidential contender and a former South Carolina governor, will receive the Nathan Hale Patriot Award, an honor that comes along with a replica Revolutionary War musket. Previous recipients include Donald Trump in 2015 - before he was president - former White House adviser Steve Bannon in 2018 and then-Vice President Mike Pence last year.

As Haley ponders her next political steps, the setting - a fundraising gathering put on by The Citadel Republican Society, which advertises itself as "the largest Republican club in the South" - is among a series of well-worn stops for other politicians seeking exposure among Republicans in the first-in-the-South presidential primary state.

Her speech in accepting the award will mark her first public comments in South Carolina since leaving her post at the U.N., where she served the Trump administration from 2017 to 2019. Since then, Haley has written a memoir, set up a political action committee, weighed into down-ballot campaigns and visited early-voting states.

During that time, however, Haley has also been among ascendant Republicans uncertain of how to lead in a party grappling with the role Trump still plays within it, as well as how to approach the 2024 campaign cycle, given Trump's tease of a possible future bid. Pressed by The Associated Press on that question in April, Haley committed to sitting it out if Trump seeks a second term.

The day after the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Haley told Republican National Committee members that Trump had been "badly wrong with his words" and that "his actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history."

___

Meg Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP.

COMMENTS

More Related News

U.S. Capitol riot panel demands testimony about 2020 fake electors plan
U.S. Capitol riot panel demands testimony about 2020 fake electors plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol has issued subpoenas to several individuals...

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas fake Trump electors in 7 states
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas fake Trump electors in 7 states

The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection subpoenaed more than a dozen individuals Friday who it says falsely tried to declare Donald...

Sen. Ron Johnson Is Betting On Conspiracy Theories For Reelection
Sen. Ron Johnson Is Betting On Conspiracy Theories For Reelection

Wisconsin's Republican senator is a COVID-19 truther in a swing state.

Trump-aligned Texas candidates shun conservative Latino group on immigration
Trump-aligned Texas candidates shun conservative Latino group on immigration

Three Texas Republican candidates rejected support from The LIBRE Initiative, a Hispanic conservative group because of their more moderate views on...

Pennsylvania court strikes down state
Pennsylvania court strikes down state's mail-in voting law
  • US
  • 2022-01-28 17:30:51Z

(Reuters) -A Pennsylvania court sided with Republican lawmakers in striking down a law on Friday that eliminated barriers to voting by mail, raising doubts...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: US