Nikki Haley makes dire prediction if GOP loses 2022 midterms

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley asserted on Sunday that the 2022 midterms will make or break Republicans, saying that if the GOP doesn’t win back Congress, “there won’t be 2024.”

“If we don’t win in 2022, there won’t be 2024,” Haley, a Republican, said during an appearance on Fox News on Sunday. “So we have to stay humble, disciplined and earn that.”

Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, did not elaborate.

The president’s party has historically tended to lose seats in Congress in upcoming midterm elections. Democrats currently hold slim majorities in the Senate and House.

In June, Republicans said they were targeting about 75 House seats currently held by Democrats or newly minted.

“Right now, the political environment is downright toxic for Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats,” the Republican National Committee of Congress said at the time. “History shows that the president’s party loses an average of 27 seats mid-term, and that number jumps to 37 when the president’s approval rating falls below 50,” he added.

An overwhelming majority of voters polled think the country is heading in the wrong direction amid inflation and other economic concerns. Democrats have focused in recent weeks on promoting abortion access following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Also in the interview, Haley said she would consider her own chances of running for office in 2024 after the conclusion of midterm reviews. She cited cultural issues and foreign policy concerns to explain why she opposes President Joe Biden.

“If there’s a place for me, I’ve never lost a race, I’m not going to start now,” Haley said. “We’ll see what happens and we’ll move on, but we have to make America strong again. We have to start focusing on our foreign policy in a way that we haven’t done in a while. moment and on which we must focus over the next 20 years.

His comments came as Republicans unanimously picked Milwaukee in the swing state of Wisconsin for the 2024 national convention on Friday.

“Milwaukee is a world-class city, and we can’t wait to see it shine in the spotlight in 2024,” Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel wrote on Twitter after an RNC committee vote on Friday.

“We recognize there’s a story there, that voters are very much in tune. Retail is the key to winning the nomination in these two states…we’re very proud to have kept our schedule the same,” McDaniel told Fox News on Friday. “I hope the people of these states will recognize that the Democrats have just left their states.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.

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