GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley said she is not interested in being vice president as the former South Carolina governor hopes for a strong finish in Iowa.
CBS News reporter Tony Dokoupil asked Haley in an interview that aired on “Face the Nation” how she felt about some voters saying they would prefer her as a vice president rather than a president.
“I don’t play for a second. I’ve never played for a second. I’m not going to start now. I’m not interested in being vice president. I’m running to be president and I’m running to win and we will,” she told him.
Dokoupil pressed her further on what she would say to voters who like her for vice president but who are still backing former President Trump.
“Well, I think look, if you want four more years of chaos, that’s what you’re gonna get,” she said. “But what’s more concerning is, you look at those head to head polls, Trump and Biden are pretty much even. It’s gonna be a nail biter of an election. We’re gonna be holding our breath — I don’t want a President Kamala Harris.”
Haley has faced criticism from her GOP rivals over speculation that she would accept an offer to be Trump’s running mate. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) campaign launched a “Trump-Nikki 2024” website that argues Haley wants to be Trump’s vice president, not president.