Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) attacked former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) during an appearance with Newsmax’s Eric Bolling on Tuesday, criticizing her Republican rival in the national election. They saw him as another “establishment candidate” who could not win.
“Establishment candidates are not winning elections nationally because of policy failures,” DeSantis said during an appearance on the show. The appearance comes as DeSantis and Haley are essentially competing for second place in the election. Republican primary election.
DeSantis gave several examples of such establishment positions, including immigration.
“So, for example, she says there should be no limits on immigration and that it should be decided by companies and CEOs. I don’t agree with that at all. What does immigration mean for Americans and American workers?” I think we should consider what’s best for us,” DeSantis said, also referring to the proposed social media censorship of anonymous accounts.
“Eric, you’ve covered conservative censorship and how people have been singled out and cancel culture. People have had their lives ruined because of these types of events. I mean, was her policy on day one, and she completed it,” DeSantis said.
“And when we stood up in Florida and fought for the well-being of our children in our schools, to prevent the introduction of sexual curriculum and transgender in elementary schools, we fought with Florida’s largest company, Disney. I had to confront it,” he said. Haley claimed she “sided with Disney.”
This represents a pattern, DeSantis suggested, arguing that Haley “tends to side with big business, tend to side with establishment interests.”
“Ultimately, she can obfuscate, but as voters understand that, that’s not good for her for Republican voters,” he added.
His comments came amid rising tensions between the two countries as former President Donald Trump remains virtually untouchable while vying for second place in opinion polls. According to RealClearPolitics (RCP), Ms. Haley’s campaign plans to spend a total of $10 million in Iowa and New Hampshire in hopes of defeating Mr. DeSantis in the early states, and she is already in South Carolina. and New Hampshire.
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RCP shows Ms. Haley leading Ms. DeSantis by an average of 3 points in Iowa, but some recent polls released with support from Florida Gov. Kim Reynolds show that the Hawkeye state Haley is tied with DeSantis.
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The two presidential candidates are expected to face off against other qualified candidates in the fourth Republican debate on December 6 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.