Haley Declares She Does Not Seek Christie’s Support: Asserts It’s Unnecessary
In the Republican presidential primary, Nikki Haley, a contender, has openly stated she does not seek the endorsement of Chris Christie, another former candidate.
During a recent interview on NewsNation’s “On Balance with Leland Vittert,” when questioned about her interest in Christie’s endorsement, Haley’s response was straightforward: “No.” She further emphasized her independence by saying, “I don’t need it,” in response to why she was not seeking his support.
Chris Christie, who had been competing in the GOP presidential primary, withdrew from the race just over a week ago, shortly before the Iowa caucuses. During a town hall in Windham, New Hampshire, he admitted, “It’s clear to me tonight that there isn’t a path for me to win the nomination.”
Before his withdrawal, Christie was overheard on a live microphone making comments about Haley’s chances in the race against her former superior, ex-President Trump. He was critical of Haley’s campaign spending and doubted her capability to succeed in the race. According to Christie, Haley had already spent a considerable sum, notably on television advertising, yet he questioned the effectiveness of these expenditures.
These remarks by Christie were later highlighted by the former president on his social media platform, where he described them as “a very truthful statement.” This development adds another layer to the ongoing dynamics in the Republican presidential primary race.