Haley has been fighting a losing battle against Trump. But now she’s got a real fight on her hands.
Because a mob swarmed Nikki Haley in this stunning attack.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had her campaign rally in northern Virginia on Thursday evening frequently disrupted by demonstrators angry about the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Haley is canvassing numerous Super Tuesday states, including Virginia, to build support for her primary against former President Donald Trump.
However, at least seven pro-Palestinian demonstrators interrupted Haley’s campaign speech and demanded an immediate ceasefire.
“Ceasefire now! End the genocide!” exclaimed one protester, who was promptly removed from the gathering.
Haley’s fans booed every protester who stopped her and repeatedly screamed “Nikki! Nikki! Nikki!” in response.
However, the demonstrators could be heard screaming as they were led out of the Westin Tysons Corner Hotel in Falls Church, Virginia.
A small group of free Palestine protesters interrupt Nikki Haley at her Virginia rally calling her a war criminal and chanting for a ceasefire pic.twitter.com/JCADnJjz7Y
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The Middle East war has sparked outrage over charges that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians living in Gaza. Republicans aren’t the only legislators who have been targeted.
During campaign rallies, ceasefire activists have frequently targeted President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. At a January campaign stop at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, pro-Palestinian demonstrators frequently disrupted Biden’s remarks.
A few weeks later, Biden was heckled again by at least 14 pro-Palestinian demonstrators at an abortion rights event in Virginia.
Haley began her speech warning the audience of the disturbances. “To my protester friends, please, please be respectful,” she asked the audience. A man in the crowd exclaimed, “Get out!”
Within minutes following her warning, a protester proved her point.
“I told you,” Haley said as the audience laughed.
It became less funny to the crowd as Haley kept facing aggressive protesters.
The standing-room crowd continued to defend Haley as she patiently waited out the interruptions.
The final demonstrators interrupted Haley after her address, while she was shaking hands and speaking with supporters. They were also removed from the event shortly.
Haley is touring the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region ahead of the GOP primary in the nation’s capital, which begins Friday and runs through Sunday. Virginia is one of 15 states and one U.S. territory that vote on Super Tuesday.
Haley spoke earlier Thursday at the Westin Richmond Hotel in the Old Dominion’s capital, and she will talk again on Friday at Washington’s Madison Hotel on 15th Street.
She is now trailing Trump by double digits in national polls, but has pledged to remain a presidential candidate until Super Tuesday’s series of primaries.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.