Saturday, September 30, 2023

Nikki Haley's Old Curtains Become an Issue Again

Bottom Line Up Front, as we now say on memos: Nikki Haley was not responsible for ordering expensive curtains for the - very expensive - UN Ambassador's official residence back when she was our UN Ambassador.

The old accusation, which is based on a 2018 New York Times story that was later dialed back to remove the insinuation against Haley, came up this week to liven up the Republican candidates' debate. 

See Fight Over Expensive State Department Curtains Animates Sedate GOP Debate:
Nikki Haley and Tim Scott got into a heated exchange Wednesday during the GOP presidential debate over expensive curtains the State Department bought for the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Haley called Scott’s allegation that she bought them “bad information.” She maintained that they were already there by the time she assumed the position of U.N. ambassador under former President Donald Trump.
Haley then told Scott to “do your homework,” saying that the Obama administration was actually who bought them.
For more on the curtains and the residence, see see this 2018 post


James said...

It's reelection season!!!

TSB said...

The opposition research isn't so good this time if such an old and debunked story as those curtains got recycled. Let's get it together, people!

James said...

Staying with the same ol playbook. Imagination heh!

James said...

I forget if you're seated in the US government does that make you immune from prosecution, except impeachment. I wonder if Trump's considering Speaker of the House because of that.

TSB said...

Congressmen and Senators aren't immune to anything but traffic tickets in DC (true: local code exempt them), and many of them have been prosecuted. Not enough of them for my taste, but that's life.

Trump as Speaker would be epic, but I don't get my hopes up. Also, it turns out it might not be the case that just anyone can be Speaker, which is something being researched now.

Non-elected people in government aren't immune to anything, even traffic tickets.