Nikki Haley on Homeland Security



Don't give cash to friends or foe; you can't follow it

Q: Your response to the rising tensions between China and Taiwan after the recent Taiwanese election?

HALEY: Great win for the Taiwanese election. And it happened on the heels of China doing incredible amounts of intimidation with drone tactics, with trying to spread misinformation. So it really was a win for freedom and democracy. A setback for China for sure.

Q: [Should we help Taiwan with troops, or just money and supplies like in Ukraine?]

HALEY: I don't think that we should ever give cash to any country, friend or foe, because you can't follow it, you can't hold it accountable. Really important. The second thing is we don't need to put troops on the ground anywhere. As the spouse of a military combat veteran, you don't ever want to see your loved ones go to war. But what you do have to do is deter it. There's a reason the Taiwanese want the U.S. and the West to support Ukraine. Because they know if Ukraine wins, China won't invade Taiwan.

Source: CNN Town Hall: interviews of 2024 presidential candidates , Jan 18, 2024

Strengthen our military; send message to China

Nikki Haley: When we strengthen our military, when we modernize it with the focus of cyber, artificial intelligence, and space, when we make sure that we have the backs of our friends, and we should be arming Taiwan. Make sure they have the equipment they need, make sure they have the training they need now. There is nothing China fears more than knowing that America will have Taiwan's back. Let's make sure that we show it by making sure they have the equipment they need.
Source: NBC News 2023 Republican primary debate in Miami , Nov 8, 2023

Cut taxes for veterans who receive military retirement

As the wife of a combat veteran, protecting our veterans is personal for Nikki. She focused on easing the transition to civilian life and helping veterans find jobs. It started with "Operation Palmetto Employment," a one-stop online shop for veterans to find resources, search jobs, post their resumes, and access jobs before the general public. Nikki also signed a bill making veterans eligible for in-state tuition immediately and a bill cutting taxes for veterans who receive military retirement.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website NikkiHaley.com , May 7, 2023

Make our armed forces more powerful and capable than before

I will make America strong at home, we will have safe streets, secure elections and a strong economy that lifts up everyone, not just a select few. I will restore air strength in the world, I will make our armed forces of the united states more powerful and capable than ever before. Never forget, a strong military doesn't start wars, a strong military prevents wars.
Source: Speech at the 2023 CPAC Conference in Maryland , Mar 2, 2023

Persecuted immigrants are welcome--but not Syrian refugees

Gov. Nikki Haley says she supports allowing persecuted immigrants to come to South Carolina--as long as they're not from Syria. Republicans in the state Legislature called on Haley to oppose all international refugees. But the Republican governor said as long as nothing changes in who is being resettled in the state, neither will her stance.
Source: ABC News on Syrian Refugee Crisis , Nov 16, 2015

We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform

The hardest part of my job is the calls I make to the families of our fallen heroes, but each time I put down the phone, I am touched and amazed by the strength, the grace, and the pride with which these brave survivors handle the tremendous sacrifice of their loved one.

We are a patriotic people, South Carolinians. We love our state, we love our country, and we love our men and women who put on the uniform, who keep us safe. They are our parents and our children, our husbands and our wives, our mothers, our fathers, our siblings, our friends.

Tonight, there are 766 families across the state with loved ones in the South Carolina Army National Guard who are deployed and serving overseas, far from their homes. Our family shares a special bond with the military families of South Carolina. Like them, we know the pride of watching our loved one wear the uniform of the strongest, proudest nation in the history of the world--loving his job.

Source: 2012 S.C. State of the State Address , Jan 18, 2012

Other candidates on Homeland Security: Nikki Haley on other issues:
2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Ryan Binkley (R-TX)
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Chase Oliver (L-GA)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Jill Stein (Green)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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