On 5/14/2023, Presidential candidate Nikki Haley appeared on television and proceeded to betray every woman in America (and the world.) Haley is presumably running for president. That’s what she SAYS. But I think she should run for something else. And that would be the world’s most cowardly woman.
It’s always sad to see one woman betray their sisters — their own — for power, money, or whatever excuses are squirming around their tiny brains. But Haley is a case study in fear, sycophancy, and stupidity.
Appearing on CBS’S Face the Nation, Haley was (predictably) asked about Donald Trump’s being found liable for sexual abuse. And Haley couldn’t answer the question. Or rather — she wouldn’t. Haley said it’s good that E. Jean Carroll was “heard,” and it’s also good that anyone accused “should be able to defend themselves.”
“I was not on the jury. I am not the judge,” she rambled on. Haley then added that there was a verdict but also an appeal. The host then asked Haley if she was challenging the legal findings.
“No,” Haley insisted, insisting like a political robot that yes, there was a verdict, and yes, there’s been an appeal. I have a question for the world’s most cowardly woman. Scott Peterson, the man who murdered his pregnant wife, Lacy, also appealed. Does that mean the verdict wasn’t real? Does the fact that anyone in our court system who appeals mean that they’re not guilty?
Because that is what Haley is implying about E. Jean’s case. Haley can’t do it. She simply cannot summon the moral fortitude necessary to be a good politician.
She’s like a flopping fish, caught in a fisherman’s net, trapped, destined to flip and to flop and to equivocate and to flash her empty and vacant Stepford smiles for evermore. It is particularly sad watching a woman casually betray her sisters with a bat of eyelashes and a bunch of programmed talking points. Haley cannot, even after all this time, lift a finger to show moral courage, nor empathy.
I think about the terror E. Jean Carroll must have felt trapped by that gigantic, grotesque, belligerent pile of orange trash.
I think about how she might have felt. I think about our sisters, all over the world, black, brown, white, golden, all our sisters who have been sexually assaulted, harassed, raped, attacked, some who have not reported it.
It is because of people like Haley.
So easy to casually sell your sisters down the river. So easy for her to stick to her ridiculous talking points. Haley will never be President, and I am guessing she won’t be Vice President. She should be ashamed of herself, but unfortunately, she, along with many other Republicans, has proven shame is an emotion she is not at all familiar with.