Jennifer Rubin and Nikki Haley

jennifer rubin

Jennifer Rubin is one of the former Republicans who are now all over Cable TV, criticizing Trump.  They come in various colors.  There’s Elise Jordan, who is a critic of everything Trump, but  who supported Bret (Frat Boy) Kavanaugh and who retweeted a tweet lending credence to the idea that the Dr. Ford attempted rape was a case of mistaken identity.  There’s Charlie Sykes, Steve Schmidt (who helped confirm Alito), and others.  I find Jennifer Rubin, along with Steve Schmidt, the most likable of the crew.  But evidently, they have learned nothing from the Trump presidency.  Rubin drives me crazy by repeatedly suggesting that Nikki Haley would be a good alternative to Trump in 2020.  I think this partly is due to the fact that Haley is at least on the surface sane and a woman.  But…

  • Nikki Haley is a frequent critic of the UN’s stance on Israel which has the most right wing government in its history. She called Jared Kushner a “hidden genius,” and questions have been raised by her use of a private jet paid for by taxpayers (The Independent). In addition,
  • CREW requested that Haley be investigated for accepting “seven free flights for herself and her husband on luxury private aircraft from three South Carolina businessmen.” “By accepting gifts of luxury private flights, Ambassador Haley seems to be falling in line with other Trump administration officials who are reaping personal benefits from their public positions,” said CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder. “Our ethics laws are clearly written to prevent even the appearance of corruption and improper influence. We’re calling on the State Department’s inspector general to further investigate the nature of these gifts, determine whether they are in line with ethics rules, and ensure that employees like Ambassador Haley are fully trained on the application and importance of ethical standards.” (CREW)




2 responses to “Jennifer Rubin and Nikki Haley”

  1. Curious…do you know if the inspector general continues to have jurisdiction for investigation after someone leaves their appointed office? I hope jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating, reporting and recommending actions does continue but fear it will be a convenient reason to drop the complaint and inquiry.


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