The Republican National Committee (RNC) chair has urged Nikki Haley to withdraw from the primaries to unite support behind President Trump.
With Trump securing victories in Iowa and New Hampshire, Nikki Haley remains the sole contender against him.
While Governor Ron DeSantis opted to step down after achieving second place in Iowa, Nikki Haley appears to be holding onto the notion that she could still emerge victorious.
I’m looking at the map and the path going forward and I don’t see it for Nikki Haley. I think she’s run a great campaign. But I do think there is a message that’s coming out from the voters which is very clear: “We need to unite around our eventual nominee which is gonna be Donald Trump.” And we need to make sure we beat Joe Biden…
🚨RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel calls on Nikki Haley to drop out of the 2024 Presidential race after losing to Trump in New Hampshire:— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 24, 2024
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Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Ronna McDaniel said the results of the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary signal that Republican voters know who they will support in November, and the GOP should unite around former President Trump.
Her comments come just a day after Trump took the victory in the Granite State, leading former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley by double digits. McDaniel, in response, said she doesn’t see a pathway for Haley to win the nomination.
“I’m looking at the math and the path going forward and I don’t see it for Nikki Haley,” she told Fox News’s Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum Tuesday. I think she’s run a great campaign but I do think there is a message that’s coming out from the voters, which is very clear.”
“We need to unite around our eventual nominee, which is going to be Donald Trump and we need to make sure we beat Joe Biden,” McDaniel added.
Despite these losses, Haley pledged to stay in the race.
The next GOP elections that award delegates are the Nevada caucus on February 8, where Haley is not listed on the ballot, and the South Carolina primary on February 24. In a recent poll of the state conducted by Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio, Haley is trailing Trump by 40 points.