Nikki Haley committed one unthinkable public betrayal that no one could believe

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Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley saw the first GOP Presidential debate as her chance for a breakout moment.

But Haley may have doomed her campaign.

And that’s because Nikki Haley committed one unthinkable public betrayal that no one could believe.

Haley is looking to gain traction as the establishment alternative to Donald Trump.

In the debate, Haley played to the Mitch McConnell/Mitt Romney wing of the Party by offering such an intense defense of a blank check funding for Joe Biden’s war in Ukraine that it sounded like she thought she was running for President of Ukraine and not the United States.

But on no issue did Haley attempt to play to the RINO crowd more than the issue of abortion.

Conservatives were already furious that Fox News moderator Martha MacCallum read from the Democrat Party script by calling abortion a “losing issue for the GOP.”

Haley went even further and rattled off a rant no different than anything Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, or Barack Obama would have said when defending their belief in unrestricted abortion on demand up until birth.

The former South Carolina Governor echoed Democrats in claiming that Republicans should oppose a federal Pro-Life standard because it would “demonize” women and force them to vote for Democrats out of a misguided fear that Republicans were looking to hurt them.

“Having said that, we need to stop demonizing this issue. This is talking about the fact that unelected Justices didn’t need to decide something this personal because it is personal for every woman and man. Now it’s been put in the hands of the people, that’s great,” Haley stated.

Of all the candidates on stage, it was fellow establishment Republican Mike Pence who took Haley to task.

“To be honest with you, Nikki, you’re my friend, but consensus is the opposite of leadership,” Pence stated. “When the Supreme Court returned this question to the American people, they didn’t just send it to the states only. It’s not a states-only issue; it’s a moral issue.”

Pence said Republicans needed to express “unapologetic leadership” that “stands on principle and expresses compassion for women in crisis pregnancies.”

Haley would not budge and instead doubled down on her pro-abortion rhetoric about how Pro-Life Republicans are demonizing women by trying to protect the life of the unborn.

“We haven’t had over 45 Pro-Life Senators in over 100 years. So no Republican President can ban abortions any more than a Democrat President can [ban] all those state laws,” Haley exclaimed. “Don’t make women feel like they have to decide on this issue when you know we don’t have 60 Senate votes and the House.”

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