This GOP candidate just jumped ship and joined forces with Democrats

The presidential election is heating up fast. Now it took a wild left turn.

Because this GOP candidate just jumped ship and joined forces with Democrats.

In politics, sometimes you have to make compromises. But it should never come at the expense of your principles.

Democrats constantly refuse to budge on even their most radical ideas, so why should conservatives be quick to join hands and sing Kumbaya?

But not every Republican sees it that way.

In a CNN interview, presidential candidate Nikki Haley said that Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, is making a “mistake” by delaying military officer promotions in retaliation to the DoD’s pro-abortion stance.

“We don’t need to be using military families as political pawns,” Haley told State of the Union co-host Jake Tapper Sunday.

“That’s a mistake,” she went on. “The military members and families, they sacrifice enough. They don’t need to be a pawn in Congress.”

Tapper began his question with the statement, “I know as a military spouse you know, military spouses are really upset about this.”

Michael, Haley’s spouse, is an officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard. He began a year-long deployment to Africa in June. During the first Republican debate last month, the presidential candidate spoke extensively on her husband’s ongoing military service.

Haley did criticize the policy Tuberville is protesting. She said that the DoD “never should have done [it]. I disagree with it, and I’ll put an end to it as president.”

“You have to do these things through Congress,” she added. “We have three branches of government for a reason. You can’t slip something in there like that and think that Congress is not going to be upset.”

So we’re supposed to hand Biden appointment after appointment even though he continues to use and abuse the military for his political gain?

Appointees are not owed the job, and if there are legal ways to impair the president from pushing his agenda on America’s fighting men and women, then that is fair game.

Haley went on to ask for “consensus” and “sensitivity” on abortion in April, though she says she is pro-life.

Haley is currently polling in the single digits. During the first two years of the Trump administration, she served as the United States’ Ambassador to the United Kingdom. She was previously the governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017.

Furthermore, Haley is often regarded as hardline on foreign policy concerns. If she wins the Republican nomination next year, she will defy the Republican Party’s long-held policy of non-interventionism.

Tuberville has stated on numerous occasions that, despite objections, he will maintain his holds until the Department of Defense alters its policy.

“I hate to have to do this. But [the Pentagon is] going to listen,” he said during a July interview with the Catholic News Agency (CNA).

In an interview with The Daily Signal last week, he stood by his statements.

“I’m not going to change my mind,” he vowed. “They have not tried to meet me in the middle. They have not tried to compromise.”

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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