Nikki Haley hits back after tax forms leaked to media: ‘Republicans have been too nice for too long’

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Former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Friday fired back with a scathing statement after his nonprofit’s Internal Revenue Service documents were leaked and reported by the media – arguing the move was an attempt to intimidate conservative donors.

Politico released information on Friday about donors who had made anonymous contributions to Haley’s advocacy group, Stand for America Inc. The IRS file 2019 had been obtained by a watchdog group called Documented and shared with Politico.

The outlet reported that Stand for America received donations from donors including Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, Suzanne Youngkin (wife of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin) and former Pennsylvania Senate candidate David McCormick.

Politico reported that Haley’s team decided to stop publishing the story, with a cease and desist letter that says Politico “was not authorized to receive the confidential tax return information, and Politico has no right to print, publish, or even retain it.” Politico responded by saying the reporting “is in the public interest and fully protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

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Haley suggested in a tweet that the release of the details was politically motivated.

“Disclosure of @StandForAmerica’s confidential tax filing is not only a violation of state and federal laws, it is meant to intimidate conservative donors,” she said.

“Liberals have ALWAYS weaponized government against conservatives,” she said. “Republicans have been too nice for too long. The buck stops here.”

Haley represented the United States at the United Nations during the Trump administration, leaving in late 2018.

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She created Stand for America shortly after leaving the administration and was closely watched for any move she might make to run for the White House.

In 2021, she creates Booth for America PAC – a separate entity from the advocacy group – which describes itself as “laser-focused on the 2022 midterms and electing a conservative force in the US House of Representatives and Senate to counter the liberal agendas of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.”

Haley went on to endorse a number of campaign candidates, while remaining candid on issues such as threats from China and Iranas well as the need to reform the United Nations.

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Haley said she wouldn’t run for president in 2024 if former President Donald Trump runs again. In June, she stressed that she was focusing on the 2022 mid-terms.

“If we don’t win in 22, there’s no 24. Once we win in 22, Republicans have to prove we deserve to be there with results and solutions. I don’t have to make a decision before the first game next year. If there’s a place for me, I’ve never lost a race. I’m not going to lose now,” Haley told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner. “I’m going to put 1,000% into it and I’m going to finish it. If there’s no room for me, I’ll fight for this country until my last breath.”

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