SIOUX CENTER — Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday she will run for president in 2024 “if there’s a place for me,” but she sidestepped a question about whether the ongoing hearings into former President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots will influence her decision.
Haley was an early critic of Trump’s leadership on Jan. 6, saying in early 2021 that “we need to acknowledge he let us down.” But, more recently, she has embraced Trump’s place within the party — a shift that highlights the difficult road Republicans must navigate as they consider seeking the White House under Trump’s shadow.
Trump has not yet said whether he will run again in 2024, though he has repeatedly teased the possibility. As he waits, a flurry of would-be contenders has begun making the prerequisite trips to Iowa to lay the groundwork for a potential run.