SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR PIVOTS TOWARD A BIGGER STAGE
|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley swears she isn’t angling for national office, but several recent maneuvers indicate she’s looking to rekindle her declining national profile. Having been shut out of her bid to lead the Republican Governors Association, Haley is looking for other ways to make a national splash.
One example? Last month’s press conference with S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson on the issue of immigration.
According to our sources, Haley made an aggressive play to participate in this event. In fact her staff reportedly attempted to strong-arm Wilson regarding the timing of the press event announcing South Carolina’s participation in a lawsuit against Barack Obama‘s recent immigration orders.
“She wanted ownership of that lawsuit – badly,” a source familiar with the process tells FITS.
More recently, Haley has taken to Facebook to offer her thoughts on the upcoming legislative session … not the one in Columbia, S.C., mind you, but the one in our nation’s capital.
Take a look …
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Also Haley talking about a commitment to fiscal conservatism is pretty ironic …
And immigration? Ummm … yeah. About that.
Nonetheless, all of the things that put Haley in the national limelight four years ago remain in place: She’s a female. She’s a minority. She’s (relatively) young. And in addition to those “attributes” (none of which Haley had a damn thing to do with) she’s ambitious beyond belief.
No matter who gets hurt …
The fact Haley is pivoting back to the national stage so soon after her 2014 reelection should surprise no one. We expect her to continue zeroing in on national issues – especially as the 2016 “First in the South” circus comes to the Palmetto State.