‘Republicans are too nice,’ Nikki Haley, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, tells Glenn. Often they ‘whine and complain’ but refuse to take necessary action to stop corrupt politicians who break the law. That’s why Haley is SUING New York State’s Attorney General, Letitia James, for her alleged involvement in leaking ‘completely confidential’ tax returns that exposed financial donors to Haley’s policy organization, Stand For America. The left is trying to intimidate conservatives, Haley says, but they failed to intimidate her: ‘I went up against China and Russia in the United Nations. It wasn't easy. It wasn't always nice. But you do it, because you know you're fighting for good.
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GLENN: Nikki Haley is with us. She's a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Former (?) for stand for America. And and there was a problem with the attorney general's office in New York. Withstand for America America. They accidentally leaked some documents. Nikki is here to tell us all about it. Nikki, on you are you?
SPEAKER: Hey, Glenn, thanks for having me on.
GLENN: You bet. You bet. So tell me what happened.
SPEAKER: You know, basically we have a policy organization, that we go out, we send out newsletters every day to over 3 million people. We talk about anything from the fact that it's wrong to make someone who goes to college, pay for someone who does go to college. That we need term limits. $30 trillion in debt is a problem, and spending more is not going to help the inflation situation. Why men shouldn't be playing in girl's sports. We talk about all sorts of things. We hit Biden. We hit Pelosi. We hit Gavin Newsom. We (?) observed solutions. So we've had this for about three years. It's called stabbed for America. And all of a sudden, we get contacted by a news organization, saying, we have a copy of your tax returns. Which is supposed to be completely confidential. Just like personal tax returns are. And we're going to release all of your donors off of it. Well, we said, okay. Send us the copy that you say you have. And we look at it, and on the last page, it's stamped by the New York State attorney general's office. The New York State attorney general released this tax return, to try and intimidate conservatives conservatives. And, Glenn, they have done this, I have this for as long as I can remember. Republicans are too nice. They're too nice. When something like this happens, they whine, they complain, and then they turn around, and it happens to someone else. Well, we're not going to do that. We are suing the United States attorneys general. We are calling (?) on Merrick Garland to investigate the New York attorneys general office. It's not going to be cheap. It's not going to be easy. But if we don't do it, at some point, this has to stop. And I hone every conservative listening today, will join us in that fight. And go to stand for America.com. And let's (?) when you mess with us, you mess with the wrong person.
GLENN: Are you going to sue Politico, because Politico was the one that released the names, correct?
SPEAKER: Yes. So that's obviously something we're looking at. They said, this is First Amendment rights. But we're also looking at what it takes to sue -- definitely, New York State attorney general. Definitely going after Merrick Garland, to have to answer for this. We are looking at suing documented (?) who is the one that got this from the state attorney general and gave it to Politico. And we're looking at what we're going to do to Politico. We're looking at err actor who responded to this.
GLENN: I mean, they would never, ever, ever publish the dark (?) never.
And they're -- there's so much money running through that dark network. Democracy alliance. They would never seen think about doing this. They're only doing it --
SPEAKER: The ACLU. Planned Parenthood. None of those. None of those have been leaked. Yet, they have gone after president Trump. They have gone after the NRA. They've gone after pro-life groups. Now they're going after us. Anyone that is a thorn in their side. They turn around and think they can intimidate us, just by doing something like this. It takes a lot more than that.
GLENN: So let me ask you, Nikki, do you think the intimidation will work to some degree. I haven't met them yet. But are there people who are saying. You know what, I'm not going to get involved. I don't want my name on a list.
SPEAKER: You know, we have stand for America packages. A political organization. Hundreds of thousands of donors. And we publish all of those. Because political (?) policy organizations, typically donors, they care about policies. They just don't want to get into the political mess. And so this was the way of trying to do that. Everyone -- we contacted every donor before this happened. To let them know. And every one of them said, we support you. We appreciate what you're doing. You go out there and fight. And so, you know, we -- I was very proud of, you know, how donors handled this. And it's not about the donors themselves. It's about the fact they don't want us talking about what's right. They don't want us calling out the truth. And they don't us to expose them for what they really are. Which is running our country in the ground.
STU: Well, I hope you make progress in this -- in this lawsuit. This is so dangerous. It is -- honestly, they have weaponized the government in states where they control. And they've weaponized the federal government. And they think that -- that somehow or another, that's going to help them win. I don't think so.
I think this wakes America up.A, well, and keen in mind, this is a violation of state tax law. And a violation of federal tax law. So if nothing is done to them for this. Where will they go next? I mean, at some point, something has to give. (?) and every conservative out there, who has explained about the Biden administration, complained about these liberal attorneys general, who are getting involved in things. To hurt conservatives. Everyone, don't complain about it. Do something about it. We need you to go to stand for America.com. We need your voices to be loud.
And we never to let them know, we are fighting fire with fire. And I think that's something that Republicans have not done well. It is time to turn the corner on that. Because if they can do this to us, they can do this to everyone else. And rule of law matters. It matters.
And the Democrats have decided, they're going to break it any way that fits their narrative. We have to make them be held accountable for this.
GLENN: I have (?) not all of them obviously. But the people like Mitch McConnell. I don't even know what they're running on. I mean, I think they're just running on, we're not those guys. I think that's what Mitch McConnell's plan is.
SPEAKER: Well, you know, and I'll tell you, if you're tired, you need to leave. That's why I'm such a fan of term limits. But if you're going to represent the people, you have to be willing to do the things that are uncomfortable to do. You have to be willing toggle spew the fight, and say, we're going to (?) fight for freedom. We're going to fight for the rule of law. We're going to fight for our country back. And we're not going to (?) guess what. That's politics. You play dirty back right with them. There's a way to do it.
GLENN: A legal -- fight dirty legally. Fight strong.
SPEAKER: Yeah. You know, look, I went up against China and Russia in the United Nations. It wasn't easy. It wasn't always nice. But you do it, because you know you're fighting for good. You're fighting for the right thing. You're fighting for truth. You're fighting for a better way. And that's what this is about. Republicans, their policies lift up everyone opinion.
Not just a (?) small group of people. They lift up everyone. And that's why we fight as hard as we do. Democrats don't like it, because (?) they fight for lining their own pockets. They fight in a way that's corrupt, just to fit their narrative. And we're calling them out on the fact that they're not doing that. Don't tell me that minorities are incapable of getting an ID to vote. They're perfectly capable. Yes, we call them out when they're against voter ID. Don't tell me that parents are incapable of picking the school that their children should go to. We call them out when they're against school choice. Don't tell them they're think unfair, when they're taking students -- people who didn't go to college, and telling them, oh, now you have to pay for those who did go to college. It's wrong. It's criminal. So, yes, we call them out. But we call them out, because that's the truth. And that's what I've always done is fight for the truth. And that's what I will fight for on this. Because we will not be intimidated. We will not be bullied. And every conservative out there, don't complain about it, do something about it. We all need to be united on.
GLENN: Nikki Haley, former ambassador to the UN. And governor. And you were a Tea Party candidate, if I'm not mistaken.
SPEAKER: I was opinion, yes, I was.
GLENN: Do you sense this is a wave election, like it was with the Tea Party?
SPEAKER: I hope so. You know, three months ago, I would I would have told you yes. Four months ago, I would have (?) told you yes. It feels shaky now. I know we're going to win the House. The Senate is going to be iffy. I'm going to try as hard as I can. I'm out there. We've endorsed 50 candidates. We're going to be all over the country, September and October, helping these people get over the finish line. But it's going to take all of us to do this. It's really that important. And what I don't want to see -- what we're seeing, Republicans are -- you hear the media saying, oh, but this isn't a good candidate. Or that isn't a good candidate. Every one of our Republican candidates are better than the Democrat candidates. And we have to fight for them. We have to fight for them. So we'll be there for Herschel Walker. We'll be there for Dr. Oz. We're there for Sarah Palin. We will continue to be there for all of our conservatives. Because honestly, we need their voice. We need their fight. And I'm going to be there to fight with them.
GLENN: Nikki, thank you very much. Nikki Haley. She's the founder of stand for America. You can find more information and join the fight at stand for America.com.