NRI Gov. Nikki Haley Made History by response Speech to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 12
- Why Nikki Haley was Picked by Republicans to response to Obama’s address
Washington, Jan 12, 2016
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Almost seven years in office, President Obama (Democratic Party) just delivered his last State of the Union address today. In his speech, he said: “We recovered from recession in start, rescuing an auto industry, transforming America into the global leader in fighting climate change, reforming our healthcare system and bringing more than 160,000 troops home.”
Why Nikki Haley was Picked to response to Obama’s address by Republicans:
The response to the State of the Union address is a rebuttal speech, often brief, delivered by a representative (or representatives) of the opposition party following a presidential State of the Union address. When the president is a Democrat, the rebuttal is given by a Republican, and vice versa.
This year, Nikki Haley, 43, is the third consecutive woman GOP leaders have chosen to deliver their party’s response to Obama. Freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, gave the address last year and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the No. 4 House GOP leader, did it in 2014.
Nikki Randhawa Haley: The Shining Star Politician:
After few minutes of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Nikki Haley, Republican South Carolina Gov. was seen on every TV Channel of USA for Republican response.
NRI Nikki, daughter of Indian Sikh immigrants said: “The country is facing its most dangerous security threat since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That was a reference to the Islamic State group, which has taken credit for attacks in Paris and elsewhere and may have inspired last month’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.”
Speaking from the governor’s residence for nine minutes, Haley did not mention the GOP presidential race. “The U.S. should continue admitting -properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion,” she said. “That does not mean we just flat out open our borders and the U.S. should refuse entry to refugees whose intentions cannot be determined.”
Without offering specifics, she said that while Democrats bear much responsibility, Republicans “need to accept that we’ve played a role in how and recognize why our government is broken.”
Haley said the nation’s problems also include an economy that’s not boosted family income, a national debt that’s too high and Obama’s health care law, which Republicans have long asserted has failed. She said under a GOP president, Republicans would lower taxes, curb spending and debt and strengthen the military.
Haley, a Republican and the state’s first non-white governor, who dared to call for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House because this symbol that was being used to divide us. For decades, African-Americans and others have demanded the flag come down. To them, it’s a racist symbol that represents a war to uphold slavery and, later, a battle to oppose civil rights advances.
Nikki Haley has gained national prominence in 2015 and Made History By Removing Confederate battle flag on Statehouse grounds after half a century:
- In July, 2015, NRI Nikki Haley has gained national prominence for helping to end the display of the Confederate battle flag on Statehouse grounds after half a century. That all changed in July 2015, when a white gunman, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, killed nine African-American worshipers in a historic Charleston church.
- Haley used nine pens to sign a law that will remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and send it to a museum.
- Nikki Haley said, “Each pen will go to the families of the nine victims of last month’s massacre at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church by showing forgiveness after the shooting they caused the change of heart that led to passage of the history-making bill.”
“Haley won widespread praise for this action and Americans felt that she is a leader capable of healing a divided nation,” said Dr. Arvin Gupta from New York who is advisor to Gary Singh and active member in NRI Community to bring Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Christian together.