If Nikki Haley had her way, every American citizen would be verified by name on social media.
But when a voter asked her to clarify her intent to monitor freedom loving Americans, Haley was caught off-guard.
And instead of admitting her true intent, Haley was left scrambling trying to defend her assault on free speech.
Nikki Haley demands surveillance on Americans
Last November, Nikki Haley made multiple public comments insisting those on social media needed to be verified, by name.
She didn’t say it once, or even twice, but at least THREE times.
In New Hampshire, Haley said “Every person on social media needs to be verified. We need to know exactly who they are and they need to show their own name. Why? It’s a national security threat.”
Then days later on Fox News, Haley expanded her quote and added when she gets into office that “the second thing is, every person on social media should be verified, by their name. That’s, first of all, it’s a national security threat. When you do that, all of a sudden, people have to stand by what they say.”
And just in case Americans were not sure where Haley stood, she said it again on the Ruthless Podcast. “They need to verify every single person on their outlet because, and I want it by name.”
She was abundantly clear that under a Haley administration people would not be allowed to post anonymously on social media, but must use their name.
The massive backlash against Haley
Of course, once word got out about Haley’s statement she was annihilated in the media.
Conservatives called her out for her anti-liberty comments.
And DeSantis roasted her on X:
“You know who were anonymous writers back in the day? Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison when they wrote the Federalist Papers.
They were not “national security threats,” nor are the many conservative Americans across the country who exercise their Constitutional right to voice their opinions without fear of being harassed or canceled by the school they go to or the company they work for.
Haley’s proposal to ban anonymous speech online, similar to what China recently did, is dangerous and unconstitutional.
It will be dead on arrival in my administration.”
And in typical Nikki Haley fashion, once she realized her authoritarian policies were not popular, she walked back her statements claiming she never said them.
Haley’s latest case of amnesia
During a Republican Presidential Town Hall, Haley was asked by a voter “Will you commit to being principled on free speech and defend the right to express ideas you disagree with?”
Haley replied “I’m not saying that Americans have to disclose their names . . . what I’m saying is that you have millions of foreign bots.”
Nikki Haley just now: “I’m not saying that Americans have to disclose their name!”
That’s exactly what you said, Nikki — and we have the receipts:
NOV 2 in New Hampshire: “Every person on social media needs to be verified. We need to know exactly who they are and they need to… pic.twitter.com/VLTwqyRlZm
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) January 19, 2024
Good old Nikki Haley.
Saying one thing, then walking it back like it never happened.
The truth is Nikki Haley does want to verify every American by name.
Which is why it is crucial Haley and her unconstitutional views get defeated this election cycle.
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