There is only a week left until the Iowa Caucus kicks off the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary.
Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis have been at each other’s throats in a battle for second place.
But Nikki Haley made one statement about the Iowa Caucus that Republican Governor Kim Reynolds hopes to make her regret.
With the Iowa Caucus just around the corner, the fierce battle between Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis is nearing fever pitch.
Nikki Haley’s campaign surged in recent weeks after the RINO establishment and Wall Street elites settled on her as their only hope of stopping Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination.
She’s now tied with DeSantis for second place in both Iowa and national polls.
But Haley has surged past Ron DeSantis and into second place in New Hampshire.
Haley spent Wednesday on the campaign trail in the Granite State.
During a campaign event in Milford, Haley made a slip of the tongue that rubbed most Iowa voters the wrong way.
“We have an opportunity to get this right,” Haley told the crowd. “And I know we’ll get it right, and I trust you. I trust every single one of you. You know how to do this.”
“You know Iowa starts it,” Haley continued, before adding and “you know that you correct it.”
Haley then pointed to her home state and said, “and then my sweet state of South Carolina brings it home.”
However, Haley quickly came under fire from Iowa voters after a video surfaced of her comments in New Hampshire.
Many Iowa Republicans felt insulted by Haley telling the crowd in New Hampshire that they get to “correct” their mistake.
And one of those Republicans is Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
“I trust Iowans to make their own decisions,” Reynolds wrote in a post on X. “No ‘corrections’ needed!”
I trust Iowans to make their own decisions. No “corrections” needed!
— Kim Reynolds (@KimReynoldsIA) January 4, 2024
Reynolds endorsed DeSantis and is campaigning for him full time in Iowa ahead of the Caucus.
DeSantis’ communications director Andrew Romeo echoed Reynold’s sentiments and added that Haley’s “closing argument is insulting Iowans by saying their votes will need to be corrected.”
“Meanwhile, Ron DeSantis is closing strong in Iowa by outworking and outorganizing the competition day in and day out,” he added.
Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley are set to face off in a one-on-one debate hosted by CNN in Iowa on January 10.
And there is no doubt that sparks will certainly fly with the Caucus just five days after the debate.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.