Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was asked point-blank by a town hall attendee about voters’ worries that she would be “more of a war hawk versus a peace-through-strength leader.”
After noting her husband’s South Carolina National Guard deployment, Ms. Haley leaned into her experience as the nation’s representative before the United Nations.
“Ukraine was one of our friends. They voted with us on almost everything,” she said.
Ms. Haley went on to argue that the U.S. must support Ukraine by providing “the equipment and ammunition they need to win.”
“This is about preventing war,” she said, later stating that “Putin has hit rock bottom” in the grinding conflict.
Recalling former President George W. Bush’s talk of an “axis of evil,” Ms. Haley concluded by saying that “there is an unholy alliance of China, Russia, and Iran” pitted against “freedom, democracy, and, above all things, the United States of America.”