The ex-governor of South Carolina waded into a clash between Chris Christie and Vivek Ramaswamy regarding climate change.
In a Republican primary debate, Nikki Haley, the former U.N. Ambassador, delivered her speech. She was determined to set herself apart as the lone noteworthy female contender in a predominantly male arena.
On Wednesday night, the Milwaukee debate featured only Nikki Haley as the sole female participant. In the initial thirty minutes of the event, the former governor and U.N. ambassador from South Carolina strategically entered the fray involving former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, specifically on the topic of climate change.
Haley invoked Margaret Thatcher’s words, asserting, “This is precisely why Margaret Thatcher stated, ‘If you desire something accomplished, ask a man. If you desire something accomplished, ask a woman.'”
Within minutes, Haley retorted against former Vice President Mike Pence’s declaration of support for a federal 15-week abortion ban. She highlighted the Senate’s insufficient votes to push through such legislation. She remarked, “Neither a Republican president nor a Democrat president can outright ban abortions, much like a Democrat president can’t eliminate all those state laws. Don’t corner women into resolving this matter, considering we lack the backing of 60 Senate votes.”
Throughout her campaign, Haley sought to differentiate herself as the singular notable female contender in a predominantly male pool. Yet, the Republican voter base didn’t promptly rally behind Haley due to her gender.