Nikki Haley is warning Americans that the recent attack on Israel could easily be replicated in the United States. The GOP Presidential candidate compared America’s porous southern border with Israel’s and said potential terrorists could enter the US daily. “America needs to wake up,” she said before describing how divisions in Israel led that country to a distraction that was exploited by the terrorist group Hamas. She said America is in the same boat and added, “When America’s distracted, the world is less safe.”
Haley is one of the most outspoken White House candidates in the wake of the atrocity and has lashed out at President Biden, Antony Blinken, the United Nations (UN), and Iran. She said the latter has access to America via its “open border” and could easily send bombers and killers through Mexico to launch attacks on American citizens. “Nobody is vetting them,” she complained.
Furthermore, Haley, who once served as UN Ambassador, said the organization is weak and lacks principles. It allows human rights abusers to sit on human rights councils and, in the past, spent much of its time hounding Israel.
Antony Blinken is “irresponsible” for failing to connect Iran with the attacks, the Republican also argued. She told NBC’s Kristen Welker that Hamas and Iran are “moving money around as we speak.” The Presidential hopeful was addressing the $6 billion unfrozen by the Biden administration recently that can be used by the Iranian regime for “humanitarian” purposes. Iran’s leaders, however, said they would spend the money however they wish.
Finally, Haley said the ultimate responsibility for the attacks on Israel and a weakened America is with Joe Biden. Last year, she said Biden’s policy toward Iran was a “slap in the face” to Israel, and she blamed him again after the recent attacks. In 2022, Biden reversed a Trump decision to withdraw from a deal that would lessen sanctions on Iran in exchange for the cessation of its nuclear arms development.