Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) slammed Nikki Haley as “Bush in heels” after the former UN ambassador officially joined the race for the GOP nomination for president on Wednesday.
“Nikki Haley is just another George (or Jeb!) Bush. She is weak on the border, doesn’t want a wall, claimed “Legal Immigrants are more patriotic than most Americans these days,” and she defended Obama when Pres. Trump criticized his terrible open-borders policy,” Greene wrote in a tweet.
“And Nikki Haley refused to support a transgender bathroom bill to protect children. If we wanted a “Bush in heels,”Republicans would vote for Liz Cheney,” she added.
Haley officially kicked off her campaign for the GOP nomination for president in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, calling for a new generation of leaders.
But, Greene’s attack is not likely to help Haley in the GOP primary, where she is currently polling in the low single digits, as the Bushes have fallen out of favor with Republican voters as the base moves closer to Trump’s and Greene’s brand of conservatism.