Nikki Haley just wants former President Donald Trump to get a break.
Trump’s actions since the 2020 election were “not great” and “not his finest,” the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations acknowledged to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday.
Trump for weeks lied about his election defeat, promoted baseless conspiracy theories about voter fraud and rallied his supporters into a violent frenzy that culminated with the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
But Trump “absolutely” did not deserve to be impeached for inciting the insurrection, claimed Haley, a former GOP governor of South Carolina and possible 2024 presidential candidate.
“I don’t think there is a basis for impeachment,” Haley told Ingraham as she tried to cast Trump as the real victim.
“The idea that … they didn’t even have a hearing in the House,” Haley said of Democrats. “They will bring about impeachment, yet they say they are for unity.”
“They beat him up before he got into office. They are beating him up after he leaves office,” Haley added. “I mean, at some point, I mean, give the man a break. I mean, move on.”
Watch the interview here:
Twitter users balked at Haley’s suggestion: