President Donald Trump (R) and Ambassador Nikki Haley (R) are now clashing on border security. The new Senate bill, which would overhaul the immigration system, has faced swift criticism from Republicans, but some are countering the concerns. Ambassador Haley is directing choice words at Republicans who don’t back the bill, accusing them of trying to “sacrifice national security.”
It's no secret that President Trump does not back the Senate bill. Moreover, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R) has also criticized the bill, saying that “this bill is even worse than we expected, and won’t come close to ending the border catastrophe… if this bill reaches the House, it will be dead on arrival.”
During an interview with Fox News’ “Your World,” Ambassador Haley responded to the pushback from Republicans, slamming lawmakers that don’t back the bill. Calling Republicans “irresponsible” for not supporting the border bill, Ambassador Haley went on to explain that there are two fundamental issues with Congress.
“First of all, everybody’s tired of a do-nothing Congress. I mean, can they do anything because we’ve seen nothing out of Republicans or Democrats. They have an inability to get anything done. The second thing is you can’t have Trump sitting there saying, don’t do anything until the election. We have a completely open border," Ambassador Haley explained.
She further called on the House to deliver an effective border bill, adding that “it’s irresponsible to say that Congress has to wait until a general election, because Trump is worried that he’s going to lose.”
“There’s a lot of reasons we got to worry Trump’s going to lose, but you don’t sacrifice national security to do it,” she added.
Both President Trump and Ambassador Haley are the final two Republicans that are pursuing the Republican nomination. Despite lagging behind President Trump, Ambassador Haley affirms that she is staying in the race.