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republican presidential candidate nikki haley His refusal to address the reasons for slavery in the Civil War drew heat from both sides of the political aisle.
At a town hall Wednesday, the former U.N. ambassador was asked about the “cause” of the Civil War and joked, “Well, don’t ask me any easy questions.”
“I think the cause of the Civil War was basically the way the government was run: freedom and what people could and could not do,” she continued in part.
The questioner expressed shock that Haley did not mention slavery in her answer, and a clip of the exchange began to circulate widely. President Biden’s X account mocked Haley, and fellow presidential candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign also picked it up.
On Thursday, Haley suggested the question may have come from an unfriendly “Democrat plant” because the person asking the question did not identify himself. She also defended her own comments, saying that everyone knows the cause of her Civil War was slavery.
“Everyone thinks the Civil War was about slavery,” Haley told Fox News during a press conference after Thursday’s election event. As a former South Carolina governor who helped remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol, she knows the history well, she added.
“But what is the lesson for us moving forward as a nation? And that lesson is that everyone is entitled to freedom, and that we must always fight for that freedom every day.” It means we have to fight,” Haley said.
Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas weighed in on the fray with his own opinion: “The American Civil War began when the American people elected an anti-slavery Republican as president, and the Democratic Party “He rebelled against the slightest restriction on the extension of slavery into his territory.” said in X.
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