Nikki Haley claims ‘Democrat plant’ sent by Biden tripped her up with Civil War question | The Independent
Nikki Haley faced criticism and backlash for her remarks about the Civil War during a New Hampshire town hall. A voter challenged her for not mentioning slavery as a cause, to which Haley responded that the war was about government interference in people’s freedoms. Facing continued criticism, Haley later clarified her stance, acknowledging slavery’s role but emphasizing the broader lesson of ensuring individual freedoms. The incident sparked reactions from Democrats, including President Biden, and even Republicans like Chris Christie, who criticized her for avoiding the mention of slavery. Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, has a complex history regarding the Confederacy, having previously defended states’ rights and the Confederate flag. The controversy adds a new dimension to her presidential campaign, with critics questioning her ability to handle fundamental historical questions.
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