S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley praised embattled U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham effusively this week – riding to the rescue of the liberal lawmaker after he was semi-dissed by fellow U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.
“I want to say this: on any issue that I have had to deal with Lindsey on, whether it was the NLRB issue, whether it was voter ID, whether it’s been on the fight that we’ve had with Obamacare, or whether it’s been fighting for our businesses in South Carolina, Lindsey has dropped everything to help with those fights,” Haley told CNN’s Peter Hamby. “And so for that I’m very grateful for him.”
Wait … “the fight that we’ve had with Obamacare?”
Haley wasn’t on board with that fight … and Graham voted to move Obamacare forward before the fight even began.
What on earth is this woman talking about?
Oh, and Voter ID? For those of you who’ve already forgotten, that’s one of many issues Haley’s administration has flat out lied to the people of South Carolina about …
Anyway, Haley should tread very carefully here … her approval rating among Republican voters is her only saving grace right (overall, her numbers are terrible). Getting too cozy with Graham – whose approval rating among GOP voters has plunged by more than 30 percent in the last eight months – could cost her support she desperately needs to keep.
Of course unlike Graham – who is facing four announced primary opponents – Haley isn’t facing a Republican challenger in her reelection bid. She’s banking on GOP voters falling in line behind her no matter what.