NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As religious conservatives gathered this week at a sprawling resort near the Grand Ole Opry House, Nikki Haley pressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” crowd to look to the future.
“It’s up to us to deliver a new birth of patriotism,” said Haley, the former South Carolina governor who was ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. “And together with you, and with trust in God, I pledge to answer that call and inspire our country once again,” she said, sounding like a White House candidate herself.
Such comments are typical for a party that’s out of power and in search of its next leader. What’s unusual: The party’s last leader is plotting his own comeback.
Trump spoke from the same stage Friday, making his first public appearance since the House committee investigating the…