Indian- American presidential optimistic and diplomat Nikki Haley has criticised US House Republicans for failing to elect a new speaker. “You can’t fix Democrat chaos with Democratic chaos.” They need to get it together.
They need to get in a room and figure out who this is going to be and come out unified, Haley said, opining on the fermentation within the US House during a programme on CNN on Sunday.”This isn’t a good look. This isn’t good for our country,” Haley added.
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House Republicans in Disarray
House Republicans, bogged in internal strife, have been fiercely mooting the relief for Kevin McCarthy, creating an impasse that has paralyzed House proceedings for the past two weeks. The impasse between coalitions has thrown the House into disarray, halting all other legislative conditioning. Lawgivers have suspended for the weekend and are listed to reconvene on Monday.
Jim Jordan’s Emergence as Speaker Designee
Still, in an internal vote held on Friday, Republicans named fiery Representative Jim Jordan as their designee for House speaker, bringing the gavel closer to the hands of loyal supporter and GOP presidential front – runner Donald Trump. Jordan, a launching member of the Freedom Caucus, could potentially place the far-right body of the GOP at the core of US power if tagged to this influential part, second in line to the administration.
Nikki Haley’s Presidential Momentum
In recent times, Haley’s presidential crusade has seen a supplement and according to opinion polls, she’s just behind former US President Donald Trump in the New Hampshire primary. Also, the Israel- Hamas conflict is further likely to give a boost to Haley’s crusade.
Haley, formerly Trump’s minister to the United Nations, has come the voice of the GOP’s traditional establishment, championing for the eradication of Hamas and a forceful station against Israel’s adversaries, specially Iran.
In disagreement, her 2024 challengers, DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, supported by conservative media figure Tucker Carlson, lean toward a more measured “America First” strategy.